The inhabitants of the religious habitus, coupled with the words, music, and song that congregate within and waft through its space, reveal its multicultural and multilingual composition as the many faces and voices of the nation are syncretized
in praise and worship.
In the 1910s the First World War and the death of Gaudier Brzeska determined for Pound the reasons of his poetry and of The Cantos then in fieri: these reasons can be syncretized
in a vorticist sense with these lines from the Pisan Cantos (Canto 78), where Pound is quoting the Spring and Autumn Annals, that he attributed to Confucius:
He has an Afro and is dressed in white, yet he wears a Christian cross around his neck; perhaps symbolic of his syncretized
life in America.
This echoes Vertovec's suggestion that within contemporary youth culture "facets of culture and identity are often self-consciously selected, syncretized
and elaborated from more than one heritage.
Despite this ambivalence, Lindbeck has tended to ossify such concepts as "language" and "religion," a crystallization that is challenged by phenomena such as pidgin languages and syncretized
And, different from the violent and lethal encounters that often intersected at other points along the colonial frontier--and there were many instances of that on Kodiak too--the distinctive set of circumstances that coalesced and were molded in shared spaces gave impetus to a syncretized
community of empire that to a greater extent than elsewhere functioned to the benefit of not just the colonizers but, eventually and to some degree, the colonized as well.
The emergence of African-American religious practices is the combined product of varied indigenous African religious practices syncretized
with unique religious forms created during New World enslavement.
Bonfim, an iconic location of Afro-Catholic practice, is syncretized
with the supreme Candomble deity, Oxala, a trope for the Judeo-Christian God.
Sister Mary's infusion of African cosmology with Christianity is, according to Coleman in Faithful Vision, in keeping with numerous works of African American literature that represent "hoodoo's fusion with Christianity and the Bible and a syncretized
faithful vision" (7).
Thus all foreign influences were assimilated, and new tendencies syncretized
such that Indian art seems to be unique (to its soil and ethnicity).
The Maya silently began to overlay Christian beliefs over their existing ones to blur belief systems and form a syncretized
Diasporas are, after all, "heterogeneous and contested spaces" in which familiar categories such as nationality, family, and kinship are subverted and decentred by new identity formations that are "creolized, syncretized
, and hybridized" (Hua 194, 197).