Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience - CERCL Writing Collective

Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience - CERCL Writing Collective

6. "School Daze": Embodiment and Meaning Making in Black Greek Letter Organizations

Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience - CERCL Writing Collective

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Rice University
The authors of this volume are the members of Rice University's Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning Writing Collective: Anthony B. Pinn, Jessica B. Davenport, Justine M. Bakker, Cleve V. Tinsley IV, Biko Mandela Gray, David A. Kline, Jason O. Jeffries, Sharde' N. Chapman and Mark A. DeYoung

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Chapter 6, “‘School Daze’: Embodiment and Meaning-Making in Black Greek Letter Organizations,” we give critical consideration to how black religion as the quest for complex subjectivity is worked out in the context of community and social traditions. In particular, we argue that the embodied practices of “branding” and “stepping” in Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs) make these social spaces analogous to religious institutions, such that they signify processes of identity construction and meaning-making among their members, especially in the larger context of discrimination and limited life-options often experienced by black college students.

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Writing Collective, CERCL. 6. "School Daze": Embodiment and Meaning Making in Black Greek Letter Organizations. Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 82-93 Oct 2017. ISBN 9781781793466. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27408. Date accessed: 20 Sep 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27408. Oct 2017

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