Rites of Identity
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Rites of Identity

The Religious Naturalism and Cultural Criticism of Kenneth Burke and Ralph Ellison
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ISBN-13:
9781400825769
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
224
Autor:
Beth Eddy
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Acknowledgments xiCHAPTER ONE
Identity and the Rites of Symbolic Action 1
CHAPTER TWO
Kenneth Burke's Natural Pieties of Identity 25
CHAPTER THREE
Catharsis and Tragedy: Kenneth Burke's Rhetoric of Sacrifice 57
CHAPTER FOUR
The Spiritual Utility of Comedy 80
CHAPTER FIVE
Ralph Ellison and the Vernacular Pieties of American Identity 99
CHAPTER SIX
Ellison's Tragic Vision of Sacrifice 120
CHAPTER SEVEN
The Blues of American Identity: Comic Transcendence in Ellison 139
CHAPTER EIGHT
Both a Part of and Apart From: The Spirit and Ethics of a Religious Pragmatism 157
Notes 173
Bibliography 195
Index 199
The Rites of Identity argues that Kenneth Burke was the most deciding influence on Ralph Ellison's writings, that Burke and Ellison are firmly situated within the American tradition of religious naturalism, and that this tradition--properly understood as religious--offers a highly useful means for considering contemporary identity and mitigating religious conflict.

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