MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference

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MisReading America presents original research on and conversation about reading formations in American communities of color, using the phenomenon of the reading of scriptures--scripturalizing--as an analytical wedge. Scriptures here are understood as shorthand for complex social phenomena, practices, and dynamics. The authors take up scripturalizing as a window onto the self-understandings, politics, practices, and orientations of marginalized communities. These communities have in common the context that is the United States, with the challenges it holds for all regarding: pressure to conform to conventional-canonical forms of communication, representation, and embodiment (mimicry); opportunities to speak back to and confront and overturn conventionality (interruptions); and the need to experience ongoing meaningful and complex relationships (reorientation) to the centering politics, practices, and myths that define America.
ISBN:
9780199977338
Publication Date:
09 / 07 / 2013

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