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MisReading America : Scriptures and Difference, Hardback Book

MisReading America : Scriptures and Difference Hardback

Edited by Vincent L. Wimbush


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 marginalizedcommunities.

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.''


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 4 illus.
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780199975419



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