By Rebecca J. Lester
Lester explains that the Postulants paintings towards what they see as an "authentic" femininity—one that has been eclipsed via the values of recent society. the result of this technique has political in addition to own effects. The Sisters learn how to comprehend their very intimate reviews of "the Call"—and their offerings in answering it—as politically correct declarations of self. Readers develop into in detail familiar with the personalities, relatives backgrounds, friendships, and aspirations of the Postulants as Lester relates the practices and studies in their day-by-day lives. Combining compassionate, engaged ethnography with an incisive and provocative theoretical research of embodied selves, Jesus in Our Wombs delivers a profound research of what Lester calls the convent's "technology of embodiment" on a number of levels—from the phenomenological to the political.
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