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Title 2012 : decoding the countercultural apocalypse / edited by Joseph Gelfer
Published London : Routledge, 2014
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Contents 1. Introduction / Joseph Gelfer -- 2. The 2012 phenomenon : new uses for an ancient Maya calendar (Robert K. Sitler) -- 3. Maya prophecies, 2012 and the problematic nature of truth / Mark van Stone -- 4. Mayanism comes of (new) age / John. W. Hoopes -- 5. The 2012 milieu? hybridity, diversity and stigmatised knowledge / Pete Lentini -- 6. Chichén itzá and Chicken Little: how pseudosciences embraced 2012 / Kristine Larsen -- 7. Roland Emmerich's 2012 : a simple truth / Andrea Austin -- 8. The 2012 movement, visionary arts and psytrance culture / Graham St John -- 9. In a prophetic voice : Australasia 2012 / Joseph Gelfer -- 10. Approaching 2012 : modern misconceptions vs. reconstructing ancient maya perspectives / John Major Jenkins
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
Notes Previously issued in print: 2010
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject End of the world.
Twenty-first century -- Forecasts.
Two thousand twelve, A.D.
End of the world.
Twenty-first century.
Two thousand twelve, A.D.
Genre/Form Forecasts.
Form Electronic book
Author Gelfer, Joseph, editor.
ISBN 1317544129
Other Titles Twenty twelve
Two thousand and twelve