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In a masterful evocation of Italian Harlem and the men and women who lived there, Robert A. Orsi examines how the annual festa of the Madonna of 115th Street both influenced and reflected the lives of the celebrants. His prize-winning book offers a new perspective on lived religion; the place of religion in the everyday lives of men, women, and children; the experiences of immigration and community formation; and American Catholicism. In a new preface, Orsi discusses significant shifts in the field of religious history and calls for new ways of studying divine presences in human life. Book jacket.
Robert A. Orsi is Professor of Religion, Northwestern University, and author of Thank You, St. Jude.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to the Third Edition||p. ix|
|Introduction to the Second Edition||p. xxvii|
|Introduction: Popular Religion and Italian Harlem||p. lvii|
|The Days and Nights of the Festa||p. 1|
|Italian Harlem||p. 14|
|The Origins of the Devotion to Mount Carmel in Italian Harlem||p. 50|
|The Domus-Centered Society||p. 75|
|Conflicts in the Domus||p. 107|
|Women in Italian Harlem||p. 129|
|Toward an Inner History of Immigration||p. 150|
|The Meanings of the Devotion to the Madonna of 115th Street||p. 163|
|The Devotion and the Community of Immigrants||p. 163|
|The Devotion and the People's Faithfulness to Italy and Southern Italian Traditions||p. 168|
|The Devotion and the Domus||p. 171|
|The Shaping of Cora Harlem||p. 178|
|The Community Reveals Itself to Itself||p. 186|
|The Devotion and the Larger Collectivities of the City and Nation||p. 188|
|Healing and the Sense World of the Festa||p. 193|
|The Italian Way of Being Human||p. 195|
|The Festa and the World of Work||p. 197|
|From Suffering to Sacrifice||p. 202|
|Women and the Devotion to the Madonna of 115th Street||p. 204|
|The Theology of the Streets||p. 219|
|A Note on Abbreviations||p. 233|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 271|
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