By Ashon Crawley
Examining the whooping, shouting, noise-making, and talking in tongues of Black Pentecostalism—a multi-racial, multi-class, multi-national Christian sect with one strand of its smooth genesis in 1906 Los Angeles—Blackpentecostal Breath unearths how those aesthetic practices let for the emergence of different modes of social association. As Crawley deftly finds, those choreographic, sonic, and visible practices and the sensual reviews they carry will not be simply very important for imagining what Crawley identifies as “otherwise worlds of possibility,” additionally they yield a common hermeneutics, a strategy for studying tradition in an period whilst such expressions are more and more below siege.
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