INDEX
Africanisms, search for, 13–14, 173
‘‘Afro-Brazilian’’ as term, epistemologi-
cal problems of, 31–32, 269 n. 1
Afro-Brazilian congress: of Bahia, 187,
188, 223–24, 226, 234; of Recife,
186, 188, 233–34
Afro-Brazilian religious field: constitu-
tion of, 7–9, 248, 255; hierarchiza-
tion in, 1, 6; power relationships in,
3, 16, 116–17, 229, 255, 292 n. 26;
religious continuum in, 8–9, 16, 76–
78, 95–96, 104–5, 257, 259–60, 269
n. 1
Alvinho de Omolu [Alvaro Pinto de
Almeida], 21, 53, 101–3, 106–7,
125–27, 129, 132, 138–39, 141,
151–52
Angola ‘‘nation’’: Exu in, 50–53; in Rio,
100
Aninha [Eugenia Ana dos Santos], 98–
99, 187, 213–15, 217, 223, 225–27,
290 n. 12
anthropological writings: influence of,
253, 295 n. 19; as source of legitima-
tion, 24, 26, 222, 292 n. 29
arkhé, 14, 245–46, 251, 254
axé, 17, 25, 53, 129, 200–201, 230, 240,
245–46, 250–51, 253, 272 n. 27, 275
n. 26, 276 n. 30, 287 n. 24, 295 n. 18
Axé Opô Afonjá: religious engagement
of researchers in, 6–7, 107, 185, 187,
193, 198, 217, 253, 255, 272 n. 28,
276 n. 31, 283 n. 1, 288 n. 3; in Rio de
Janeiro, 99, 111, 146, 243, 290 n. 12;
in Salvador, 3–4, 59–60, 62, 98, 131,
199, 213, 215, 221, 223–27, 230–31,
247, 253, 255, 271 n. 17, 277 n. 39,
280 n. 16; 275 n. 23, 289 n. 7, 291
n. 19, 291 n. 20, 292 n. 28
Baba Eguns. See Eguns
babalaô. See babalawo
babalawo, 17, 43, 50, 98, 178, 180, 214,
218, 220, 222, 240–41, 243–44, 258,
289 n. 11, 293 n. 5, 293 n. 9
Bamboxé [Rodolfo Martins de
Andrade], 98, 213
Bantu: degeneration of, 2, 5, 7–8, 51,
184, 189, 205–7; origin of term, 270
n. 6
Bastide, Roger, 189, 192–96, 260; on
acculturation theory, 207–8; an-
thropological fieldwork of, 288 n. 3;
on Candomblé degradation in São
Paulo, 106, 207; on dialectic of con-
tinuity and discontinuity, 249, 294
n. 16, 294 n. 17; on Macumba as
degradation of African tradition,
193, 196, 198, 206–7; on opposi-
tion between ‘‘pure’’ religions and
‘‘degenerate’’ cults, 5–6, 9, 107, 193–
95; on opposition between tradition
and modernity, 205–6; on principle
of compartmentalization, 208–9,
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