Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility
Ashon T. Crawley
WINNER OF THE JUDY TSOU CRITICAL RACE STUDIES AWARD!
In this profoundly innovative book, Ashon T. Crawley engages a wide range of critical paradigms from black studies, queer theory, and sound studies to theology, continental philosophy, and performance studies to theorize the ways in which alternative or “otherwise” modes of existence can serve as disruptions against the marginalization of and violence against minoritarian lifeworlds and possibilities for flourishing.
Examining the whooping, shouting, noise-making, and speaking in tongues of Black Pentecostalism—a multi-racial, multi-class, multi-national Christian sect with one strand of its modern genesis in 1906 Los Angeles—Blackpentecostal Breath reveals
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Reviews for Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility
-Ann Pellegrini coauthor of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance "A one-of-a-kind intervention into performance, religious, black and cultural studies."
-Roderick A. Ferguson Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer