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MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference (Paperback)
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MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 29/08/2013
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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.''

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199975426
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 438 g
Dimensions: 236 x 168 x 24 mm


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"Wimbush s introduction makes important contributions to the theoretical base for a growing number of projects describing the ways that minoritized groups and individuals have read Scripture. The book s five studies offer rich displays of the agency of minoritized readers."--Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology




"Wimbush s introduction makes important contributions to the theoretical base for a growing number of projects describing the ways that minoritized groups and individuals have read Scripture. The book s five studies offer rich displays of the agency of minoritized readers."--Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology


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