Downhome Gospel ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jerrilyn McGregory

Downhome Gospel

University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: October 2010
ISBN: 9781604737837
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Jerrilyn McGregory explores sacred music and spiritual activism in a little-known region of the South, the Wiregrass Country of Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. She examines African American sacred music outside of Sunday church-related activities, showing that singing conventions and anniversary programs fortify spiritual as well as social needs. In this region African Americans maintain a social world of their own creation. Their cultural performances embrace some of the most pervasive forms of African American sacred music--spirituals, common meter, Sacred Harp, shape-note, traditional, and contemporary gospel. Moreover, the contexts in which they sing include present-day observations such as the Twentieth of May (Emancipation Day), Burial League Turnouts, and Fifth Sunday. Rather than tracing the evolution of African American sacred music, this ethnographic study focuses on contemporary cultural performances, almost all by women, which embrace all forms. These women promote a female-centered theology to ensure the survival of their communities and personal networks.
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Downhome Gospel ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jerrilyn McGregory
University Press of Mississippi, October 2010
ISBN: 9781604737837
EAN:  2370004203928
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $50.00 eBook price: $45.99
Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Jerrilyn McGregory
University Press of Mississippi, November 2010
ISBN: 9781604737837
EAN:  9781604737837
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