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Afro-Cuban Religious ArtsPopular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería$
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Kristine Juncker

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049700

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049700.001.0001

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Tiburcia and the Nested Spaces of Afro-Cuban Ritual Arts, 1861–1938

Tiburcia and the Nested Spaces of Afro-Cuban Ritual Arts, 1861–1938

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Afro-Cuban Religious Arts

Kristine Juncker

University Press of Florida

Chapter 2 permits an analysis of the 1900 bi-laws belonging to Tiburcia Sotolongo’s cabildo, or religious society, and demonstrates that, in the early twentieth century, women were often held responsible for altar production and the public presentation of the Afro-Cuban religious movement. In spite of police persecution of the male leadership of these societies, close examination of the extant religious altars and artworks in Tiburcia’s home, including altars related to Espiritismo and Santería, demonstrates her ongoing work with Afro-Cuban religious arts. Moreover, examination of Tiburcia’s surviving religious art objects provide an important perspective on the “nested spaces” she relied upon in order to connect and separate these different ritual practices and engage the different interests of her audiences.

Keywords:   twentieth century, religious arts, Espiritismo, Santería, cabildo, altars, nested spaces, Tiburcia Sotolongo

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