This groundbreaking book provides an analytical tool to understand how and why evil works in the world as it does. Deconstructing memory, history, and myth as received wisdom, the volume critically examines racism, sexism, poverty, and stereotypes.
Emilie M. Townes is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale Divinity School with a joint appointment in the African American Studies Department of Yale University, the Religious Studies Department, and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program. She is the author of previous books: Womanist Ethics, Womanist Hope, In a Blaze of Glory: Womanist Spirituality as Social Witness, and Breaking the Fine Rain of Death: African American Health Issues and a Womanist Ethic of Care.
Preface: On Memory
The Womanist Dancing Mind: Cavorting with Culture and Evil
Sites of Memory: Proceedings too Terrible to Relate
Vanishing into Limbo: The Moral Dilemma of Identity as Property and Commodity
Invisible Things Spoken: Uninterrogated Coloredness
Legends Are Memories Greater than Memories: Black Reparations in the United States as Subtext to Christian Triumphalism and Empire
To Pick One's Own Cotton: Religious Values, Public Policy, and Women's Moral Autonomy
Growing like Topsy: Solidarity in the Work of Dismantling Evil
Everydayness: Beginning Notes on Dismantling the Cultural Production of Evil