African Diaspora: Religious Practices

Religion and the African Diaspora is one of the least examined social phenomena within the discipline of sociology. There is at least one classic and several sociological studies of religious practices in the African Diaspora, but the latter have occurred within the first decades of the 21st century. Few if any sociologists frame their investigations of religion by using the African Diaspora as supporting conceptual or geographic foundation. Disciplines of anthropology and history have been more active and successful in their examination of religion. They conceptualize studies of culture, ritual, space, identity, and religion within sociohistorical contexts of the African Diaspora.

Sociologists, on the other hand, have more often engaged topics about African descendants using contemporary patterns of race, criminal justice, social movements, family, and migration. ...

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