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Scripturalectics: The Management of Meaning

Vincent L. Wimbush


This book is about the work we make texts do for us, a transdisciplinary theoretical essay in the politics of language and communication. The author engages such politics by problematizing and excavating “scriptures,” a word first used to refer simply to “things written” and then by the nineteenth century associated almost exclusively with the center-holding and power-defining (“sacred”) texts of the “world religions.”

Keywords: scripturalectics, scripturalizing, scripturalization, scriptures, meaning, management, language, communication, politics, excavation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190664701
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vincent L. Wimbush, author
Professor of Religion and Director of the Institute for Signifying Scriptures, Claremont Graduate University