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What's going on with the saints? Images of the sacred in Cachoeira, Brazil [Què passa amb els sants? Imatges del sagrat a Cachoeira, Brasil]

Sansi-Roca, Roger. 2014. What's going on with the saints? Images of the sacred in Cachoeira, Brazil [Què passa amb els sants? Imatges del sagrat a Cachoeira, Brasil]. Quaderns-E, 19(1), pp. 45-61. ISSN 1696-8298 [Article]

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This article develops an approach to the anthropology of images based on the work of Belting, Gell and Latour. Can we construct an anthropology of images which analyzes images not just as texts, but also as persons? That is to say, not just as a means of fixing collective representations or symbols understood as essentially different from social actors, but also as social actors in themselves? The ethnographic case on which the argument is based is Brazilian Candomblé, analyzed in the context of religious belief and practice in the city of Cachoeira, in the state of Bahia.

Item Type: Article

Keywords:

Anthropology of images; Candomblé; Iconoclasm; Pentecostalism; Popular religion

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
30 April 2014Published

Item ID:

10497

Date Deposited:

22 Jul 2014 06:23

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 12:46

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/10497
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