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

9. Every-Body's Truth: The New Genetics of Race and the Quest for Complex Subjectivity

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 9 argues that contemporary understandings of racial genetics and its links to identity construction can function as part of a stronger push for an expanded sense of meaning. Looking at the practice of African American “ancestor tracing,” this chapter shows that knowledge of the body at the genetic level—which stands as an expansion of the biochemical dimension of the compound body—provides an occasion for experiencing the mysterium tremendum.

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Writing Collective, CERCL. 9. Every-Body's Truth: The New Genetics of Race and the Quest for Complex Subjectivity. Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 125-136 Oct 2017. ISBN 9781781793466. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27411. Date accessed: 21 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27411. Oct 2017

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