Ashon T. Crawley

in Blackpentecostal Breath

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2016 | ISBN: 9780823274543
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780823274598 | DOI:

Series: Commonalities (FUP)


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This chapter expands upon how noise is generally considered excessive and, thus, discardable. But rather than discarding noise, this chapter discusses a Blackpentecostal practice of living into and elaborating “joyful noise,” as a way of life, as a mode of being together with others in the world. Rather than discarding noise, noise becomes the foundation for otherwise existence, and this as a critique of normative violence. Noise of blackness is a way to exist that is fundamentally against becoming a historical being, a way to exist against participation in History.

Keywords: historical being; History; noise; praise; tarrying; testimony

Chapter.  23387 words. 

Subjects: Sociology of Religion

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