The female body has been an object of oppression and control throughout history. 'Gender and Apocalyptic Desire' exposes the often-hidden links between the struggles of women and the conflict of good versus evil. The essays examine the collisions between feminist and apocalyptic thought, the ways in which apocalyptic belief functions as bodily discipline and cultural practice, and how some currents of apocalyptic desire can enable women's equality. A wide range of issues are examined, from anti-abortion terrorism to the stigmata of Christ and visions of Mary.
Table of Contents
Series Editor Introduction Brenda E. Brasher; Introduction Brenda E. Brasher; ; 1. The Apocalyptic, Gender and American Christian Fundamentalism Brenda E. Brasher; 2. Ms.Calculating the Apocalypse Catherine Keller; 3. "The Second Descent of the Spirit of Life from God": The Assumption of Jemima Wilkinson Sharon Betcher; 4. Before, the Cup Was Filling Up. Now It Is Flowing Over: The Eschatology of Fluids Christy Cousino; 5. Visions of Mary. Wounds of Christ: Women Stigmatics in the Apocalyptic Piety of Recent Marian Apparitions Sandra Zimdars-Swartz; 6. The Joy of (Apocalyptic) Sex Tina Pippin; 7. Who's Afraid of Virginia Dare? Confronting Anti-abortion Terrorism after 9/11 Carol Mason; 8. Apocalyptus Interruptus: Christian Fundamentalists, Sodomy, and the End Thomas L. Long; 9. Eccentric Citizens: Subjectivity and Citizenship in the Technomillennium Lee Quinby; 10. Rhetoric of the Rejected Body at "Heaven's Gate" Robert Glenn Howard
Brenda E. Brasher is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. Lee Quinby is a Distinguished Lecturer at the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York City.