Women, Gender, Religion

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Overview

Interdisciplinary and multi-traditional, these essays highlight the contributions that various disciplinary approaches make to feminist/gender studies and religion. With contributors as diverse and distinguished as Donna J. Haraway, Aihwa Ong, Mieke Bal, Robert Orsi, Judith Plaskow, among others, this volume displays the theoretical richness of contemporary debates in the field and raises many questions for further inquiry and investigation.

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"These stimulating and sophisticated essays combine to create an essential collection of feminist studies in religion."—Margaret R. Miles, Graduate Theological Union
Margaret R. Miles
These stimulating and sophisticated essays combine to create an essential collection of feminist studies in religion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312240301
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth A. Castelli teaches Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Imitating Paul: A Discourse of Power, co-author of The Postmodern Bible, and co-editor of Reimagining Christian Origins.

Rosamond C. Rodman is a doctoral candidate in the Religion Department at Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Elizabeth A.Castelli
Part I: Categories of Analysis and Critique: "Gender," "Religion," "Feminism"
• What's in a Name? Exploring Dimensions of What "Feminist Studies in Religion" Means— Miriam Peskowitz
• Weaving the Fabric of our Lives—Carol P.Christ
• Unweaving: A Response to Carol Christ—Miriam Peskowitz * A Further Response—Carol P. Christ
• "Gender" for a Marxist Dictionary: The Sexual Politics of a Word—Donna Haraway * The Translation of Cultures: Engendering Yor—b Language, Orature, and World-Sense
• Snakes Alive: Resituating the Moral in the Study of Religion—Robert A. Orsi
• Transnationalism, Feminism, and Fundamentalism—Minoo Moallem
Part II: Origins, Identities, and Appropriations
• Sexuality, Sin, and Sorrow: The Emergence of the Female Character—Mieke Bal
• A Question of Origins: Goddess Cults Greek and Modern—Helen P. Foley
• On Medicine Women and White Shame-ans: New Age Native Americanism and Commodity Fetishism as Pop Culture Feminism—Laura E. Donaldson
Part III: Gender and Religious Experience: Interdisciplinary Approaches
• Margery Kempe Answers Back—Carolyn Dinshaw
• Sexology and the Occult: Sexuality and Subjectivity in Theosophy's New Age—Joy Dixon
• Rituals of Desire: Spirit, Culture, and Sexuality in the Writings of Rebecca Cox Jackson—Bassard
• The Woman Who Wanted to Be Her Father: A Case Analysis of Dybbuk Possession in a Hasidic Community—Yoram Bilu
• The Production of Possession: Spirits and the Multinational Corporation in Malaysia—Aihwa 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—Jonah Steinberg
• Veils, Virgins, and the Tongues of Men and Angels—Mary Rose D'Angelo
• The Veil in Their Minds and on Our Heads: Veiling Practices and Muslim Women—Homa Hoodfar
• Women Who Walk on Water: Working across "Race" in Women Against Fundamentalism—Clara Connolly & Pragna Patel
• Agency, Activism, and Agendas—Patricia Jeffrey
• Tender Warriors—Linda Kintz * Getting Religion—Janet R. Jakobsen & Ann 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—Judith Plaskow

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