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“Masquerade: Scripturalizing Modernities Through Black Flesh”

“Masquerade: Scripturalizing Modernities Through Black Flesh,” the exhibition, is open to all online. Click on the image/link to browse: http://pitts.emory.edu/masquerade This exhibition invites the viewer to consider how we produce and make use of “scriptures” understood broadly as cultural discourse and media. This means seeing scriptures […]

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Scripturalizing from the Senate Floor

Warnock’s Senate speech on Voting Rights is stunning, masterful in many respects. (Shows among other things what has always been the potential of–and high hopes for–radically free Black preacher rhetorics. And on the floor of the U.S. Senate, no less!)  Many points can be made about […]

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The Countervailing Dynamics of Sanskritization Strategies and Vernacularizing Practices in Hindu Scriptural Traditions

The Countervailing Dynamics of Sanskritization Strategies and Vernacularizing Practices in Hindu Scriptural Traditions Barbara A. Holdrege, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara June 2016 In this essay I will interrogate the complex interplay between what Vincent Wimbush has characterized as the “enslaving” […]

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Scripturalizing Here and There

 The Politics of Meaning ——————— A collaborative project on discourse and power ISS is uniquely positioned to facilitate wide-ranging critical social-cultural analysis and commentary. As ongoing collaborative project, “Scripturalizing Here and There” is opportunity for such a compelling project for the times we share. (Focus […]