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2012 : decoding the countercultural apocalypse / edited by Joseph Gelfer.

Other Title:
Twenty twelve
Publication:
London : Routledge, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (216 p.)
Subjects:
Two thousand twelve, A.D.
Twenty-first century -- Forecasts.
Prophecies.
End of the world.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
21 December 2012 was believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B''ak''tun cycle in the Long Count of the Mayan calendar. Many people believed this date to mark the end of the world or, at the very least, a shift to a new form of global consciousness. Examining how much of the phenomenon is based on the historical record and how much is contemporary fiction, the book explores the landscape of the modern apocalyptic imagination, the economics of the spiritual marketplace, the commodification of countercultural values, and the cult of celebrity.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Contributors; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 The 2012 Phenomenon: New Uses for an Ancient Maya Calendar; 3 Maya Prophecies, 2012 and the Problematic Nature of Truth; 4 Mayanism Comes of (New) Age; 5 The 2012 Milieu? Hybridity, Diversity and Stigmatised Knowledge; 6 Chichén Itzá and Chicken Little: How Pseudosciences Embraced 2012; 7 Roland Emmerich's 2012: A Simple Truth; 8 The 2012 Movement, Visionary Arts and Psytrance Culture; 9 In a Prophetic Voice: Australasia 2012
10 Approaching 2012: Modern Misconceptions versus Reconstructing Ancient Maya PerspectivesNotes; Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
First published 2011 by Equinox, an imprint of Acumen.
Contributor:
Gelfer, Joseph.
ISBN:
1-315-72884-2
1-317-54414-5
1-84465-890-2
OCLC:
890531512
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9781315728841 doi
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