A Year in White: Cultural Newcomers to Lukumi and Santería in the United States

by Carr, C. Lynn
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Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Publication Date: January 01, 2016

ISBN: 9780813571218

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In Santería, entrants into the priesthood undergo an extraordinary fifty-three-week initiation period. In A Year in White, sociologist C. Lynn Carr—who underwent this initiation herself—offers a wealth of insight into this remarkable year-long religious transformation. Carr draws on in-depth interviews, many online surveys, and nearly a decade of her own ethnographic fieldwork, shedding light not only on Santería, but on religion in general.