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  • ISBN 0520242688
  • ISBN13 978-0520242685
  • Language English
  • Author Rebecca J. Lester
  • Publisher University of California Press; First edition (April 4, 2005)
  • Pages 360
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In Jesus in Our Wombs, Rebecca J. Lester takes us behind the walls of a Roman Catholic convent in central Mexico to explore the lives, training, and experiences of a group of postulants―young women in the first stage of religious training as nuns. Lester, who conducted eighteen months of fieldwork in the convent, provides a rich ethnography of these young women's journeys as they wrestle with doubts, fears, ambitions, and setbacks in their struggle to follow what they believe to be the will of God. Gracefully written, finely textured, and theoretically rigorous, this book considers how these aspiring nuns learn to experience God by cultivating an altered experience of their own female bodies, a transformation they view as a political stance against modernity. Lester explains that the Postulants work toward what they see as an "authentic" femininity―one that has been eclipsed by the values of modern society. The outcome of this process has political as well as personal consequences. The Sisters learn to understand their very intimate experiences of "the Call"―and their choices in answering it―as politically relevant declarations of self. Readers become intimately acquainted with the personalities, family backgrounds, friendships, and aspirations of the Postulants as Lester relates the practices and experiences of their daily lives. Combining compassionate, engaged ethnography with an incisive and provocative theoretical analysis of embodied selves, Jesus in Our Wombs delivers a profound analysis of what Lester calls the convent's "technology of embodiment" on multiple levels―from the phenomenological to the political.

In Jesus in Our Wombs, Rebecca J. Lester takes us behind the walls of a Roman Catholic convent in. .Jesus in Our Wombs Embodying Modernity in a Mexican Convent. Ethnographic Studies in Subjectivity.

In Jesus in Our Wombs, Rebecca J. Lester takes us behind the walls of a Roman Catholic convent in central Mexico to explore the lives, training, and experiences of a group of postulants-young women in the first stage of religious training as nuns. by Rebecca J. Lester (Author).

In Jesus in Our Wombs, Rebecca J. Lester, who conducted eighteen months of fieldwork in the convent, provides a rich ethnography of these young women's journeys as they wrestle with doubts, fears, ambitions, and setbacks in their struggle to follow what they believe to be the will of God. Lester takes us behind the walls of a Roman Catholic convent in central Mexico to explore the lives, training, and experiences of a group of postulants-young women in the first stage of religious training as nuns

Jesus in Our Wombs: Embodying Modernity in a Mexican Convent (Ethnographic Studies in Subjectivity).

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A stunning first book, Jesus In Our Wombs is a haunting ethnography with fresh theoretical insights. Blending psychoanalytic theories with postmodern imageries, Lester demonstrates that the body is both a source and object of analysis. This is a model ethnography

A stunning first book, Jesus In Our Wombs is a haunting ethnography with fresh theoretical insights. This is a model ethnography

Through the ethnographic study of extreme bodily experiences and their . 2013 Lester, Rebecca J. Subjectivity

2013 Lester, Rebecca J. Subjectivity. In Encyclopedia of Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology (McGee and Warms, ed.

Jesus in Our Wombs: Embodying Modernity in a Mexican Convent. Lester. Ethnographic Studies in Subjectivity 5. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Kristy Nabhan-Warren (a1).

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Shakanos
this book is excellent ethnography. It is not so interview and autobiographically driven as modern ethnographies tend to be (and as a result it is getting harder to find presses that publish ethnographies). In fact, a criticism i have, minor, is that the author though arguing that all selves are embodied, remains like the authors in older more traditional ethnographies, outside the content perched on a meta branch. The writing is brilliant in that the author writes clearly and with literary skill. we follow many of the postulants from the time in their lives preceding entry into the convent through their first year. we see them both as individuals and as being institutionally shaped without being "brain-washed." it is a text that conveys this dialectic of an honest honorable institution and its masters and the personalities of the novices as they interact without taking sides. The author observes, records, analyzes the process in a way that is neither objective nor subjective, but rather, intelligent and agenda-less. I find the final analysis in the last chapters less convincing and problematic. too complex and not so easily tied to the ethnography itself. But I don't really care. for gaining insight into convent life and into the sisters that make it up this is an outstanding book. for those writing or researching social institutions and its members this book can serve as a wonderful template for field work. one thing it does not do is reduce people to numbers or tokens, or symbols of oppression or examples of marginal persona. I gave it to Lithuanian students to read and they loved it. it makes one think about the relation between the individual, the construction of self, and the institution and the national context in which the institution is embedded and that's good. .
Dream
Well written and researched
Virn
I haven't quite finished this yet, but I have found it to be a very interesting read. The text is reasonably sized and clearly written, and it is very accessible.
Forcestalker
This is an excellent piece of scholarship and prose. Rebecca Lester takes us into the lives of young Mexican postulants in a way that challenges how we think about "being" and "becoming". Lester investigates, and clearly articulates, how twenty young women learn to embody what it means to be a nun within the unique Mexican nationalist context. The first half of the book investigates how the women learn to be nuns through the reshaping of their own subjective experiences of the world, their selves, and God. The second half chronicles the social history of life in Mexico, paying particular attention to local conceptions of femininity and modernity. Readers will learn how the convent's philosophy resonates with Mexican femininity in a way that provides the young postulants with a legitimate avenue for being both a modern and tradition Mexican woman through serving God and the poor. Though Jesus in Our Wombs is theoretically rigorous, Lester writes with clarity, articulating deep philosophical questions and insights in everyday language. This is a MUST READ for people interested in anthropology, existential philosophy, feminist theory, Mexico, and Catholicism. Yes, indeed, readers will find so much to think and talk about after reading this book!
huckman
Super excited for this book!