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Misreading America [electronic resource] : scriptures and difference /
edited by Vincent L. Wimbush with the assistance of Lalruatkima and Melissa Renee Reid.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
description
xii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780199975419, 9780199975426 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
isbn
9780199975419
9780199975426 (pbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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
9829183
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-299) and index.

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