MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference

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.''One day Jesus got into a fishing boat with his 12 disciples, and they all sailed out onto Lake Gennesaret, intending to ... the boat when a huge twister or whirlwind swept up the little craft, transporting the boat, along with all thirteen passengersanbsp;...

Title:MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference
Author:Vincent L. Wimbush
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-07-09


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