Technologies of the Apocalypse: The Left Behind Novels and the Flight from the Flesh




Pfohl, Stephen

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Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture


Stephen Pfohl is a Professor of Sociology at Boston College where he teaches courses on social theory; postmodern culture; crime, deviance and social control; images and power; and sociology and psychoanalysis. Stephen is the author of numerous books and articles includingDeath at the Parasite Café, Images of Deviance and Social Control, Predicting Dangerousness,and the forthcoming volumes Venus in Video and Magic and the Machine. A past President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and a founding member of Sit-Com International, a Boston-area collective of activists and artists, Pfohl is also co-editor of the 2006 book Culture, Power, and History: Studies in Critical Sociology.



Left Behind novels, fundamentalism, right wing politics, evangelical Christian literature, American politics, flight from flesh, Apocalypse, rise of fundamentalism


Pfohl, Stephen. "Technologies of the Apocalypse: The Left Behind Novels and the Flight from the Flesh." Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, Victoria, B.C. 19 October 2006. Presentation.