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Creolization as Cultural Creativity$
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Robert Baron and Ana C. Cara

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617031069

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617031069.001.0001

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Ritual Piracy

Ritual Piracy

Or Creolization with an Attitude

(p.109) Ritual Piracy
Creolization as Cultural Creativity

Raquel Romberg

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter explores the religious creolization practices by the espiritista bruja(witch healers). It explains that religious creolization has stemmed from the institutionalization of a religion by a colonial hegemony. This creolization process was said to have been a form of “ritual piracy” resulting from irreverent appropriations or plunder of hegemonic religious symbols, rituals, and gestures.

Keywords:   creolization, ritual piracy, institutionalization, religious creolization practices, espiritista bruja

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