Length: 4 pages (1000 words)
Sources: Use 3 texts assigned in class
Beliso-De Jess, Aisha M. Electric Santera: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion. (Columbia 2015)
Matory, J. Lorand. The Fetish Revisited: Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make.
McNeal, Keith E. Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago. (University Press Florida, 2011)
Otero, Solimar and Toyin Falola, eds. Yemoja: Gender, Sexuality, and Creativity in the Latina/o and Afro-Atlantic Diasporas. (SUNY 2013)
Sweet, James. Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-Portuguese
World 1441-1770. (University of North Carolina Press, 2003)
Library research: none required, but permitted
Create your own original question about this quarters readings. This can be a question inspired by one of the questions given for responses or it can be an entirely new question. Do not use a yes or no question. Craft a question that is provocative and conducive to analysis. Avoid summary. Try not to discuss one text per paragraph: Instead, organize paragraphs around ideasideas that get you closer to answering your question. Strive for clarity. Please have someone proof-read your work before submitting it in order to minimize typos, spelling errors and syntax problems.