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Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War.

Author: Erin Runions
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English

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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