xii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Signifying (on) Scriptures.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction:TEXTureS, gestures, power: orientation to radical excavation /Vincent L. Wimbush Scriptures: text and then some /Catherine Bell Signifying revelation in Islam /Tazim R. Kassam Scriptures and the nature of authority: the case of the Guru Granth in Sikh tradition /Gurinder Singh Mann Dynamics of scripturalization: the ancient Near East /Hugh R. Page Jr. Known knowns and unknown unknowns: scriptures and scriptural interpretations /R.S. Sugirtharajah Talking back Signifying scriptures in Confucianism /Yan Shoucheng Confessions of Nat Turner: memoir of a martyr or testament of a terrorist? /William L. Andrews Signifying scriptures from an African perspective /Oyeronke Olajubu Transforming identities, de-textualizing interpretation, and re-modalizing representation: scriptures and subaltern subjectivity in India /Sathianathan Clarke Signification as scripturalization: communal memories among the Miao and in ancient Jewish allegorization /Sze-kar Wan Talking back Conjuring scriptures and engendering healing traditions /Yvonne P. Chireau Visualizing scriptures /Colleen McDannell Signifying in nineteenth-century African American religious music /Jacqueline Cogdell Djedje Signifying proverbs: Menace II society /Erin Runions Scriptures beyond script: some African diasporic occasions /Grey Gundaker Texture, text, and testament: reading sacred symbols/signifying imagery in American visual culture /Leslie King-Hammond Talking back Differences at play in the fields of the lord /Susan F. Harding American Samson: biblical reading and national origins /Laura E. Donaldson Against signifying: psychosocial needs and natural evil /Leonard Harris Orality, memory, and power: Vedic scriptures and Brahmanical hegemony in India /Patrick Olivelle Reading places/reading scriptures /Wesley A. Kort Taniwha and serpent: a trans-Tasman riff /Jo Diamond Scriptures without letters, subversions of pictography, signifyin(g) alphabetical writing /José Rabasa Talking back In Hoc Signum Vincent: a Midrashist replies /Burton L. Visotzky Powerful words: the social-intellectual location of the international signifying scriptures project /Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza Racial and colonial politics of the modern object of knowledge: cautionary notes on "scripture" /Joseph Parker Who needs the subaltern? /Ranu Samantrai Talking back.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-298) and index.