Book Reviews / Exchange 38 (2009) 183-199 197 Stephan Palmié (ed.), Africas of the Americas. Beyond the Search for Origins in the Study of Afro-Atlantic Religions , Leiden et al.: Brill 2008, 388 p., ISBN 978 90 04 16472 7, price € 85.00. Stephan Palmié, anthropologist at the University of Chicago is the editor of a research study on an interesting topic in American anthropology, namely the Afro-Atlantic religions, a new term for Afro-American religions. Th e initiative for the publication came from the board of the Journal of Religion in Africa , with her Supplements to the journal, namely Studies of Religion in Africa , edited by Paul Giﬀ ord of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Africas of the Americas is volume 33. Th e approach of the topic of Africaness, Afro-American cultures and religions in anthro- pology of the ﬁ rst half of the 20th century (M. Herskovits et al. ) was to look for the African retentions in the sense of how African are the religions and cultures of the former Africans now living in the Americas. A newer approach is to look for the new creations in the for the Africans
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