Goddess Activism

Goddess Activism

by Cameron Montgomery


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Goddess Activism by Cameron Montgomery

An ethnographic study of activism in Ukraine and Turkey from a feminist theological perspective, with a focus on FEMEN and the Gezi Park protesters. This book is intended to be enjoyed by radically creative, courageous, and clever artistic-types. Through interviews and stories, the author traces the rise of neo-fascism in our times and ultimately suggests fighting back with playful, artful, theatrical, and mystical responses.

Theoretical orientation: Naomi Goldenberg, Timothy Fitzgerald, Gayatri Spivak, Michel Foucault, Starhawk, Maryam Namazie, Slavoj Žižek, Timothy Snyder and Mary Daly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995955714
Publisher: Studio Dreamshare
Publication date: 09/07/2017
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Dr. Cameron Montgomery is an author, artist, and a professor at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada.

Table of Contents


Introduction.. 1

Overview of the Book. 4

Methodology. 5

CHAPTER ONE: Ukraine and the Birth of Femen.. 9

A Note on Ukrainian Paganism.. 9

Contemporary Ukraine. 17

Femen Goes International 47

Amina Sboui 51

The Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity: Maidan. 62

CHAPTER TWO: Beyoncé Feminism, Femen, and Sextremism 73

Critics of Femen. 73

Femen in Canada. 93

Femen in Iran. 101

CHAPTER THREE: The Goddess and Activism.. 105

God the Father 105

Feminist Theology. 112

Why Women Need the Goddess 115

CHAPTER FOUR: Between Caliph and Republic in Turkey and the Gülen Movement. 120

Gezi Park. 120

The Gülen Movement 132

CHAPTER FIVE: Religion and Protest in a Postsecular Age 141

The Religion/Secular Binary. 141

Naomi Goldenberg: Theory of Vestigial States 147

Re-orientations of Identity. 159

Supernational Entities and Subjugated Knowledges 163

Concluding Statement. 172

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