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Bibil Identifier bibil:214396
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Of Fine Wine, Incense and Spices
Title (English, ) The Unstable Masculine Hegemony of the Books of Chronicles
Author Boer, Roland
Journal Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (Volume: 4, Issue: 1)
2nd Publication Of Fine Wine, Incense and Spices
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 19-31 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Is the double book of Chronicles in the Bible a solidly masculine zone, dominated by a seamless hegemony? This article suggests not. Making use of the theories of Louis Althusser, Antonio Gramsci and Antonio Negri on unstable hegemonies and constitutive resistance, the article looks for signs of trouble in the dominant hegemony of the text. It does so by exploring the utopian/dystopian ripples around a very phallic temple, the overdone camp of the mighty warriors, and the concern with crucial matters of cultic performance, such as utensils, cooking and interior design. In this respect, the study may be seen as another step not only in studies of masculinity, but in opening further new directions taken in the study of Chronicles in recent years.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Chronicles
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Man
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