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TitleMisreading America : scriptures and difference
Author Vincent L. Wimbush, Lalruatkima and Melissa Renee Reid
ImprintOxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975419.001.0001
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SUMMARY

This collection of ethnographic essays illuminates the 'reading' of the United States of America as a scriptural formation by focusing on the scripturalizing practices of peoples of color. Through the uses of 'scriptures' (broadly defined) majoritarian readings have long (over)determined the nation-its origins, historical development, diversification, cultural boundaries values, textures, and representations. The result is a scriptural formation that functions as a reading formation with a fixed, texted center, a type of scriptural fundamentalism, which seeks to manage and undermine difference


Ethnicity -- Religious aspects Ethnicity -- United States Identification (Religion) Minorities -- Religious life -- United States Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions Assimilation (Sociology) -- United States United States -- Ethnic relations



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