Sept. 20-22. In Sickness, In Health

This week we discussed various corresponding ways in which gender, health, healing, race, and the environment correspond with each other in latinidad.  We examine two guiding Latina figures rarely associated with the institution of marriage, because they are reigning goddess of heavens and earth, and in more ways than one, mothers virginal and almighty: Afro-Cuban… Continue reading Sept. 20-22. In Sickness, In Health

Sept. 12-14. Blood and Honor

This week’s readings and discussions focused on a better understanding of the correspondences between honor and blood, and how these two signs, materials, and events interact with the constitution of latina bodies and with religion.  We expanded the discussion we began the past two weeks regarding the meaningful network of bodies, flesh, ethnicity, and religion,… Continue reading Sept. 12-14. Blood and Honor

Sept. 8. Fleshing Bodies

This short week we sought to understand the myriad roles that bodies and embodiment play in the study of Latinas and Religion, and what are some critical terms and new methods to engage flesh, the body, sinfulness, and new readings of these matters.  To that end, we dwelled on a theoretical journey on flesh, and… Continue reading Sept. 8. Fleshing Bodies

Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Latinas, Latinos, and Religion

This week we focused on thinking how latinidad (as ethnicity and identity) corresponds with gendered and religious identity.  We discussed various terms of engagement of this correspondence, such as comunidad, machismo, marianismo, en conjunto, and womanist theology / teología mujerista, among others. We sought to understand and read competently the ways in which religion, gender, and ethnicity/identity… Continue reading Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Latinas, Latinos, and Religion

Latinas, Religion, Nature, Embodiment

Welcome to our Blog for this semester.  In this space we will exchange reflections, thoughts, epiphanies, and frustrations with our readings and discussions about Latinas, religion, nature, and embodiment. Every week, I am going to post a prompter that summarizes the learning goals we set out to achieve, the readings we brought to discussion in… Continue reading Latinas, Religion, Nature, Embodiment