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Misreading America: Mimicry, Interruptions, Reorientations and Peoples of Color in the United States Vincent L Wimbush

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

Vincent L Wimbush

Published August 14th 2013
ISBN : 9780199975426
Paperback
336 pages
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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 areMoreMisReading 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.