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MisReading America: Mimicry, Interruptions, Reorientations and Peoples of Color in the United States
     

MisReading America: Mimicry, Interruptions, Reorientations and Peoples of Color in the United States

by Vincent L. Wimbush
 

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ISBN-10: 0199975426

ISBN-13: 2900199975425

Pub. Date: 08/08/2013

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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.''

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900199975425
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/08/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336

Table of Contents

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

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