Death and Dissymmetry: The Politics of Coherence in the Book of Judges

Death and Dissymmetry: The Politics of Coherence in the Book of Judges

by Mieke Bal, Ruth Richardson
     
 

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This book is about the complex and fascinating relations between text and social reality. And it is about method. The development of a feminist method of interpretation of ancient texts as sources for our understanding of the history of gender-ideology and as connected to present-day culture is the underlying purpose of this voyage through the Book of Judges. This… See more details below

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This book is about the complex and fascinating relations between text and social reality. And it is about method. The development of a feminist method of interpretation of ancient texts as sources for our understanding of the history of gender-ideology and as connected to present-day culture is the underlying purpose of this voyage through the Book of Judges. This book is the conclusion of a six-year-long project, started in 1980, and the third in a series of three studies on biblical narrative.

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Bal (foreign language, lit., linguistics, U. of Rochester) presents a radical reinterpretation of the Book of Judges. It startles from its first sentence: violence in the domestic lives of individual characters, particularly sexual violence directed at women. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780226035550
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1988
Series:
Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.81(d)

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