His Religion and Hers: A Study of the Faith of Our Fathers and the Work of Our Mothers

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Overview

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's His Religion and Hers is a brave critique of organized religion and the consequences that a male-constructed religion has on everyday life. She suggests that through the development of secular ethics, religion can be directed not to the anticipation of a mythical afterlife, but instead to the transformation of the present. Courageously questioning why 'neither religion, morality, nor ethics has made us good,' she demonstrates the ways in which a male driven ideology has produced a religion focused on death and discourages any attention to the improvement of life on earth. Offering new thoughts that advocate a collective change of view, this volume delves intensively into religion and the influence of gender. Coming generations will welcome this new edition of His Religion and Hers, now with an introduction by noted scholar Michael S. Kimmel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759103863
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 12/15/2003
  • Series: Classics in Gender Studies , #3
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prolific American writer and feminist theorist who wrote over two hundred short stories, including 'The Yellow Wallpaper' (1892), a stark account of a young mother's mental breakdown. Michael S. Kimmel is professor of sociology at State University of New York, Stony Brook.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction to the AltaMira Press Edition
I Introductory 3
II The Two Beyonds 17
III Suggested Causes 34
IV Sex Characters and Race Characters 57
V The Power and the Purpose of Women 79
VI Behavior, Conscious and Unconscious 98
VII Morals and Conduct 119
VIII Ethics and Conduct 138
IX Philosophy and Conduct 155
X Religion and Conduct 172
XI The Natural Beginning of an Unnatural Relation 195
XII Tendencies and Results of His Religion 218
XIII Natural Development and Effects of Her Religion 235
XIV His and Her Religion and Economics 252
XV Hope and Power 272
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