Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Megan E. Everett
In this thesis, I assert that the mikvah, a Jewish purification ritual, can be understood as a queer ritual in that it has the potential to destabilize the knowledges and structures that it has traditionally been understood to uphold. I draw on queer theory in order to establish Victor Turner’s liminality as a productive analytical tool and then utilize this new queer liminality to illuminate the mikvah’s latent potential for producing new meanings and modes of resistance for its participants.
Everett, Megan E., "Ritual Potential: A Queer Interpretation of the Mikvah Utilizing Victor Turner's Liminality" (2013). Scripps Senior Theses. 226.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.