Women, Gender, Religion: A Reader

Women, Gender, Religion: A Reader

by E. Castelli
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312240309

ISBN-13: 9780312240301

Pub. Date: 11/07/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This up-to-date and forward-looking collection of essays on gender and religion fills a crucial gap. Interdisciplinary and multi-traditional, this volume highlights the contributions that different disciplinary approaches make to feminist/gender studies and religion. Designed for the classroom, the Reader simultaneously assesses the state of the field and raises…  See more details below

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This up-to-date and forward-looking collection of essays on gender and religion fills a crucial gap. Interdisciplinary and multi-traditional, this volume highlights the contributions that different disciplinary approaches make to feminist/gender studies and religion. Designed for the classroom, the Reader simultaneously assesses the state of the field and raises questions for further inquiry and investigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312240301
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/07/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: E.A.Castelli PART I: CATEGORIES OF ANALYSIS AND CRITIQUE: 'GENDER,' 'RELIGION,' 'FEMINISM' What's in a Name? Exploring the Dimensions of What 'Feminist Studies in Religion' Means; M.Peskowitz Weaving the Fabric of our Lives; C.P.Christ Unweaving: A Response to Carol Christ; M.Peskowitz A Further Response; C.P.Christ 'Gender' for a Marxist Dictionary: The Sexual Politics of a Word; D.J.Haraway The Translation of Cultures: Engendering Yorùbá Language, Orature, and World-Sense; O.Oyewùmí Snakes Alive: Resituating the Moral in the Study of Religion; R.A.Orsi Transnationalism, Feminism, and Fundamentalism; M.Moallem PART II: ORIGINS, IDENTITIES, AND APPROPRIATIONS Sexuality, Sin, and Sorrow: The Emergence of the Female Character; M.Bal Sacrifice as Remedy for Having Been Born of Woman; N.Jay 'Shahbano'; Z.Pathak & R.S.Rajan A Question of Origins: Goddess Cults Greek and Modern; H.P.Foley On Medicine Women and White Shame-ans: New Age Native Americanism and Commodity Fetishism as Pop Culture Feminism; L.E.Donaldson PART III: GENDER AND RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES Margery Kempe Answers Back; C.Dinshaw Sexology and the Occult: Sexuality and Subjectivity in Theosophy's New Age; J.Dixon Rituals of Desire: Spirit, Culture, and Sexuality in the Writings of Rebecca Cox Jackson; K.C.Bassard The Woman Who Wanted to Be Her Father: A Case Analysis of Dybbuk Possession in a Hasidic Community; Y.Bilu The Production of Possession: Spirits and the Multinational Corporation in Malaysia; A.Ong PART IV: GENDER, RELIGION, AND BODY POLITICS From a 'Pot of Filth' to a 'Hedge of Roses' (and Back): Changing Theorizations of Menstruation in Judaism; J.Steinberg Veils, Virgins, and the Tongues of Men and Angels; M.R.D'Angelo The Veil in Their Minds and on Our Heads: Veiling Practices and Muslim Women; H.Hoodfar Women Who Walk on Water: Working across 'Race' in Women Against Fundamentalism; C.Connolly & P.Patel Agency, Activism, and Agendas; P.Jeffery Tender Warriors; L.Kintz Getting Religion; J.R.Jakobsen & A.Pellegrini PART V: GENDER AND RELIGION IN THE POLITICS OF THE ACADEMY The Academy as Real Life: New Participants & Paradigms in the Study of Religion; J.Plaskow

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