Black American Women and the Gift of Embodied Spirituality

  • Stephanie Y. MitchemEmail author
Part of the Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures book series (SCPT, volume 17)


The focus of Stephanie Mitchem’s work is Black American spirituality, especially that of black women’s embodied spirituality. Mitchem locates her study within the interdisciplinary approach of Religious Studies, allowing that it provides a space to explore the multi-faceted dimensions of the “crafting” of identity today, specifically by black American women. She pays attention to the dynamics of gender, race, and class, reflecting on the diverse experiences of different social groups as they respond to centuries of colonialism and marginalization.


Embodied spirituality Internalized oppression Womanism Hegemony Production of evil Interconnection Holistic relationship Redemptive self-love Sexual discourse of resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Religious Studies and the Women and Gender Studies ProgramUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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