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Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War.

Author: Erin Runions
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Looks at the biblical figure of Babylon as it appears in U.S. culture from 2001-2011 in politics, media, war, and sexual regulation; analyzes allusions to Babylon as part of a larger response to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Runions
ISBN: 0823257347 9780823257348 0823257339 9780823257331 0823261360 9780823261369 9781322965192 1322965196
OCLC Number: 903891360
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Babylon and the Crisis of Sovereignty 1. From Babel to Biopolitics: Josephus, Theodemocracy, and the Regulation of Pleasure 2. Bellicose Dreams: Babylon and Exception to Law 3. Tolerating Babel: Biopolitics, Film, and Family 4. Revenge on Babylon: Literalist Allegory, Scripture, Torture 5. Who Lives in Babylon? The Gay Antichrist as Political Enemy 6. Babelian Scripture: A Queerly Sublime Ethics of Reading Postlude: Roads to Babel Works Cited Index

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"Erin Runions' remarkable book explores various ways in which the biblical figure of Babylon, or Babel, circulates in contemporary U.S. politics and culture... her book should be read by any scholar Read more...

 
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