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Misreading America : scriptures and difference /
edited by Vincent L. Wimbush with the assistance of Lalruatkima and Melissa Renee Reid.
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013], c2013
description
xii, 311 p.
ISBN
0199975418, 0199975426 (pbk.), 9780199975419, 9780199975426 (pbk.)
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imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013], c2013
isbn
0199975418
0199975426 (pbk.)
9780199975419
9780199975426 (pbk.)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction: Knowing Ex-Centrics, Ex-Centric Knowing - Vincent L. Wimbush -- Chapter 1: Native Evangelicals and Scriptural Ethnologies - Andrea Smith -- Chapter 2: Scriptures as Sundials in African American Lives - Velma E. Love -- Chapter 3: Reading the Word in America: U.S. Latino/a Religious Communities and Their Scriptures - Efrain Agosto -- Chapter 4: Asian Americans, Bible Believers: An Ethnological Study - Tat-siong Benny Liew -- Chapter 5: Maronite Catholics, Orthodox Christians, and Sunni Muslims from the Arab Region: Between Empire, Racialization, and Assimilation - Nadine Naber and Matthew Stiffler -- Appendix 1: Chapter 1: Research Information -- Appendix 2.1: Chapter 4: Interview Questionnaire -- Appendix 2.2: Chapter 4: Collaborators/Research Team Members -- Appendix 2.3: Chapter 4: Interviewee List (With Pseudonyms) -- Bibliography -- Index.
abstract
"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.''"--
"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 analytical wedge. Scriptures here are understood and 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.''"--
catalogue key
9026067
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-299).

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