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

8. Gathering around the Table: Food Practices and Religious Meaning

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

CERCL Writing Collective [+-]
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 8 argues that black veganism can be understood as a form of religious meaning-making. Black vegans’ food practices and belief systems are seen as a religious form of resisting the legacy of slavery that equated enslaved Africans with animals. By abstaining from eating animal products, black vegans see themselves as refusing the system that once enslaved them and continues to objectify and dehumanize black bodies.

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Writing Collective, CERCL. 8. Gathering around the Table: Food Practices and Religious Meaning. Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 117-124 Oct 2017. ISBN 9781781793466. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27410. Date accessed: 20 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27410. Oct 2017

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