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Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion

Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion

  • Author: Linda Alcoff,John D. Caputo
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253223040
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 194
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Feminist theory and reflections on sexuality and gender rarely make contact with contemporary continental philosophy of religion. Where they all come together, creative and transformative thinking occurs. In Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion, internationally recognized scholars tackle complicated questions provoked by the often stormy intersection of these powerful forces. The essays in this book break down barriers as they extend the richness of each philosophical tradition. They discuss topics such as queer sexuality and religion, feminism and the gift, feminism and religious reform, and religion and diversity. The contributors are Hélène Cixous, Sarah Coakley, Kelly Brown Douglas, Mark D. Jordan, Catherine Keller, Saba Mahmood, and Gianni Vattimo.

Religious and Sexual Identities

Religious and Sexual Identities

A Multi-faith Exploration of Young Adults

  • Author: Dr Sarah-Jane Page,Professor Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472401875
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 238
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Presenting qualitative and quantitative findings on the lived experiences of around seven hundred young adults from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and mixed-faith backgrounds, Religious and Sexual Identities provides an illuminating and nuanced analysis of young adults’ perceptions and negotiations of their religious, sexual, youth and gender identities. It demonstrates how these young adults creatively construct meanings and social connections as they navigate demanding but exciting spaces in which their multiple identities intersect. Accessible quantitative analyses are combined with rich interview and video diary narratives in this theoretically-informed exploration of religious and sexual identities in contemporary society. A timely investigation revealing the multiplicity of contemporary identities, this book will appeal not only to sociologists and scholars of religion, but also to those working in the fields of youth studies, sexuality, gender and identity.

Embodied Selves

Embodied Selves

  • Author: S. Gonzalez-Arnal,G. Jagger,K. Lennon
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137283696
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 258
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This interdisciplinary collection explores the role the body plays in constituting our sense of self, signalling the interplay between material embodiment, social meaning, and material and social conditions.

Fundamentalism and Gender

Fundamentalism and Gender

Scripture--Body--Community

  • Author: Ulrike Auga,Christina von Braun,Claudia Bruns,Jana Husmann
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1620323923
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 298
  • View: 8738
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This anthology addresses the topic of "fundamentalism and gender" from inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives. By referring to three major themes--"Literalism, Religion, and Science," "Nation, State, and Community," and "Body, Life, and Biopolitics"--the book focuses on the analytical diversification of the term "fundamentalism" and on intersections between religion, gender, sexuality, race, and nation. International scholars in cultural history and theory, religious studies, Christian theologies, Islamic studies, history, social sciences, anthropology, comparative literature, and women and gender studies examine the historical and current specifics of religious as well as of secular forms of fundamentalism. They also take a critical look at the Western discourse about religious fundamentalism and the ambivalent role feminism plays in this context, considering questions such as, Why do all religious fundamentalisms claim normalizing definitions of sexuality, gender roles, and intergender relations? In what way do gender and sexual politics play a role in secular criticism of religious fundamentalism? And how are forms of secular fundamentalism characterized by gender constructs and sexual politics?

Die globale sexuelle Revolution

Die globale sexuelle Revolution

Zerstörung der Freiheit im Namen der Freiheit

  • Author: Gabriele Kuby
  • Publisher: Fe-Medienverlag
  • ISBN: 3863570790
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 456
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Die globale sexuelle Revolution, vorangetrieben von UN und EU, hat sich zunächst hinter dem Rücken der Öffentlichkeit in Politik, Institutionen und Ausbildungseinrichtungen eingeschlichen. Inzwischen ist daraus längst ein gewaltiges gesellschaftliches Umerziehungsprogramm geworden, welches die Voraussetzungen einer freiheitlichen Gesellschaft zerstört und zunehmend totalitäre Züge annimmt. In diesem Buch lesen Sie, was man heute nicht mehr sagen darf über • UN und EU als Betreiber der sexuellen Revolution • die große Umerziehung zum sexualisierten Gender-Menschen • die politische Vergewaltigung der Sprache • die Seuche der Pornografie • die Homosexuellen-Bewegung • Sex-Erziehung in Schule und Kindergarten • die schiefe Ebene zum Totalitarismus im neuen Gewand "Dass Gabriele Kuby den Mut hat, die Bedrohung unserer Freiheit durch eine antihumanistische Ideologie beim Namen zu nennen, bringt ihr möglicherweise Feindseligkeit, ja sogar Hetze ein. Sie hat stattdessen für ihre Aufklärungsarbeit unser aller Dank verdient. Möglichst viele Menschen sollten dieses Buch lesen, um aufmerksam zu werden, was auf sie zukommt, wenn sie sich nicht wehren". (Aus dem Geleitwort von Prof. Robert Spaemann)

Das andere Geschlecht

Das andere Geschlecht

Sitte und Sexus der Frau

  • Author: Simone de Beauvoir
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644051615
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 944
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Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.

Feminism in the Study of Religion

Feminism in the Study of Religion

  • Author: Darlene Juschka
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826447272
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 700
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Written by feminist scholars over a period of nearly thirty years, the selected readings are wide-ranging in content, offer a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural perspective, and reflect the work of scholars working within religious studies as well as other disciplines.The introductory essays link the sections and are packed with useful information on resources, issues, and the current debates. The book illustrates how debates about feminism within the study of religions have been impacted by broader theoretical discussions and provides evidence that feminist scholars working on religion have made their own contribution to feminist theory.

Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference

Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference

  • Author: Linell E. Cady,Tracy Fessenden
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231536046
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 344
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Global struggles over women's roles, rights, and dress increasingly cast the secular and the religious in tense if not violent opposition. When advocates for equality speak in terms of rights and modern progress, or reactionaries ground their authority in religious and scriptural appeals, both tend to presume women's emancipation is ineluctably tied to secularization. Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference upsets this certainty by drawing on diverse voices and traditions in studies that historicize, question, and test the implicit links between secularism and expanded freedoms for women. Rather than position secularism as the answer to conflicts over gender and sexuality, this volume shows both religion and the secular collaborate in creating the conditions that generate them.

Goddesses and the Divine Feminine

Goddesses and the Divine Feminine

A Western Religious History

  • Author: Rosemary Ruether
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520250055
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 381
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Presents a portrait of sacred female and goddess imagary in Western culture, from their creation to the present day.

Madness and Sexual Politics in the Feminist Novel

Madness and Sexual Politics in the Feminist Novel

Studies in Brontë, Woolf, Lessing, and Atwood

  • Author: Barbara Hill Rigney
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 9780299077143
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 148
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A greater part of the feminist movement has considered traditional psychology to be both a product and a defense of the status quo, a patriarchal society. Here, Barbara Hill Rigney explores emerging feminist psychology by applying it to literary works by women who have depicted the relationship between madness and the female condition. The result is a fascinating and illuminating exposition, certain to be welcomed by students and scholars in literature and women's studies, as well as those in sociology and psychology whose interests include feminism and problems of women and society. Among the works Rigney considers are Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, Doris Lessing's The Four-Gated City, and Margaret Atwood's Surfacing, all of which depict insanity in relation to sexual politics. These authors portray a patriarchal social system which, in itself, manifests symptoms of collusive madness in the form of war or sexual oppression and is thereby seen as threatening to female psychological survival. Each of Rigney's author subjects sees her protagonist as tragically divided between male society's prescribed roles for women and a sense of an authentic self. Thus emerges a pattern, common to all works, in which the divided self is reflected by the inevitable juxtaposition of the protagonist to a doppelgänger, an "insane" self, an extension of the protagonist who herself can be regarded as sane only by degree. A return to "true" sanity is traced through the patterns found in the selected works. Rigney explores the literary metaphor of the return of Demeter or the Amazon mother to restore the alienated female protagonists. In order to begin the return from psychosis, Rigney concludes, they must find the mother within themselves in the form of a feminist consciousness of self-worth.

Religion in French Feminist Thought

Religion in French Feminist Thought

Critical Perspectives

  • Author: Morny Joy,Kathleen O'Grady,Judith L. Poxon
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415215367
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 232
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Religion in French Feminist Thought: Critical Perspectives brings together some of the leading modern religious responses to major French feminist writings on religion. It considers central figures such as Hélène Cixous, Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray and Catherine Clément, and its focus on questions of divinity, subjectivity, and ethics provides an accessible introduction to an area of growing philosophical interest. Illustrating the ways in which French feminism has become a valuable tool in feminist efforts to rethink religion, and responding to its promise as an intellectual resource for religious philosophy in the future, Religion in French Feminist Thought is ideal both for independent use and as a companion book to French Feminists on Religion (Routledge, 2001).

Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

  • Author: Ewa Płonowska Ziarek
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231530900
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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Ewa Ziarek fully articulates a feminist aesthetics, focusing on the struggle for freedom in women's literary and political modernism and the devastating impact of racist violence and sexism. She examines the contradiction between women's transformative literary and political practices and the oppressive realities of racist violence and sexism, and she situates these tensions within the entrenched opposition between revolt and melancholia in studies of modernity and within the friction between material injuries and experimental aesthetic forms. Ziarek's political and aesthetic investigations concern the exclusion and destruction of women in politics and literary production and the transformation of this oppression into the inaugural possibilities of writing and action. Her study is one of the first to combine an in-depth engagement with philosophical aesthetics, especially the work of Theodor W. Adorno, with women's literary modernism, particularly the writing of Virginia Woolf and Nella Larsen, along with feminist theories on the politics of race and gender. By bringing seemingly apolitical, gender-neutral debates about modernism's experimental forms together with an analysis of violence and destroyed materialities, Ziarek challenges both the anti-aesthetic subordination of modern literature to its political uses and the appreciation of art's emancipatory potential at the expense of feminist and anti-racist political struggles.

The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

  • Author: Mary Evans,Clare Hemmings,Marsha Henry,Hazel Johnstone,Sumi Madhok,Ania Plomien,Sadie Wearing
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473907330
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 680
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At no point in recorded history has there been an absence of intense, and heated, discussion about the subject of how to conduct relations between women and men. This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to these omnipresent issues and debates, mapping the present and future of thinking about feminist theory. The chapters gathered here present the state of the art in scholarship in the field, covering: Epistemology and marginality Literary, visual and cultural representations Sexuality Macro and microeconomics of gender Conflict and peace. The most important consensus in this volume is that a central organizing tenet of feminism is its willingness to examine the ways in which gender and relations between women and men have been (and are) organized. The authors bring a shared commitment to the critical appraisal of gender relations, as well as a recognition that to think ‘theoretically’ is not to detach concerns from lived experience but to extend the possibilities of understanding. With this focus on theory and theorizing about the world in which we live, this Handbook asks us, across all disciplines and situations, to abandon our taken-for-granted assumptions about the world and interrogate both the origin and the implications of our ideas about gender relations and feminism. It is an essential reference work for advanced students and academics not only of feminist theory, but of gender and sexuality across the humanities and social sciences.

Visual Habits

Visual Habits

Nuns, Feminism, and American Postwar Popular Culture

  • Author: Rebecca Sullivan
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 0802039359
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 255
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From "The Nun's Story" to "The Flying Nun" to "The Singing Nun," nuns were a major presence in the mainstream media. Sullivan discusses these images in the context of the period's seemingly unlimited potential for social change.

The Bedtrick

The Bedtrick

Tales of Sex and Masquerade

  • Author: Wendy Doniger
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226156439
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 576
  • View: 4893
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"Somehow I woke up one day and found myself in bed with a stranger." Meant literally or figuratively, this statement describes one of the best-known plots in world mythology and popular storytelling. In a tour that runs from Shakespeare to Hollywood and from Abraham Lincoln to Casanova, the erudite and irrepressible Wendy Doniger shows us the variety, danger, and allure of the "bedtrick," or what it means to wake up with a stranger. The Bedtrick brings together hundreds of stories from all over the world, from the earliest recorded Hindu and Hebrew texts to the latest item in the Weekly World News, to show the hilariously convoluted sexual scrapes that people manage to get themselves into and out of. Here you will find wives who accidentally commit adultery with their own husbands. You will read Lincoln's truly terrible poem about a bedtrick. You will learn that in Hong Kong the film The Crying Game was retitled Oh No! My Girlfriend Has a Penis. And that President Clinton was not the first man to be identified by an idiosyncratic organ. At the bottom of these wonderful stories, ancient myths, and historical anecdotes lie the dynamics of sex and gender, power and identity. Why can't people tell the difference in the dark? Can love always tell the difference between one lover and another? And what kind of truth does sex tell? Funny, sexy, and engaging, The Bedtrick is a masterful work of energetic storytelling and dazzling scholarship. Give it to your spouse and your lover.

The Question of Christian Philosophy Today

The Question of Christian Philosophy Today

  • Author: Francis J. Ambrosio
  • Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
  • ISBN: 9780823219827
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 366
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Based on papers delivered at a conference, explores various issues confronting Christian philosophy at the brink of the twenty-first century, from traditionalism to post-modernism.

Nomadic Theory

Nomadic Theory

The Portable Rosi Braidotti

  • Author: Rosi Braidotti
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231525427
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
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Rosi Braidotti's nomadic theory outlines a sustainable modern subjectivity as one in flux, never opposed to a dominant hierarchy yet intrinsically other, always in the process of becoming, and perpetually engaged in dynamic power relations both creative and restrictive. Nomadic theory offers an original and powerful alternative for scholars working in cultural and social criticism and has, over the past decade, crept into continental philosophy, queer theory, and feminist, postcolonial, techno-science, media, and race studies, as well as into architecture, history, and anthropology. This collection provides a core introduction to Braidotti's nomadic theory and its innovative formulations, which playfully engage with Deleuze, Foucault, Irigaray, and a host of political and cultural issues. Arranged thematically, essays begin with such concepts as sexual difference and embodied subjectivity and follow with explorations in technoscience, feminism, postsecular citizenship, and the politics of affirmation. Braidotti develops a distinctly positive critical theory that rejuvenates the experience of political scholarship. Inspired yet not confined by Deleuzian vitalism, with its commitment to the ontology of flows, networks, and dynamic transformations, she emphasizes affects, imagination, and creativity and the politics of radical immanence. Incorporating ideas from Nietzsche and Spinoza as well, Braidotti establishes a critical-theoretical framework equal parts critique and creation. Ever mindful of the perils of defining difference in terms of denigration and the related tendency to subordinate sexualized, racialized, and naturalized others, she explores the eco-philosophical implications of nomadic theory, feminism, and the irreducibility of sexual difference and sexuality. Her dialogue with technoscience is crucial to nomadic theory, which deterritorializes the established understanding of what counts as human, along with our relationship to animals, the environment, and changing notions of materialism. Keeping her distance from the near-obsessive focus on vulnerability, trauma, and melancholia in contemporary political thought, Braidotti promotes a politics of affirmation that has the potential to become its own generative life force.

The Return of Feminist Liberalism

The Return of Feminist Liberalism

  • Author: Ruth Abbey
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317547950
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 352
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While it is uncontroversial to point to the liberal roots of feminism, a major issue in English-language feminist political thought over the last few decades has been whether feminism's association with liberalism should be relegated to the past. Can liberalism continue to serve feminist purposes? This book examines the positions of three contemporary feminists - Martha Nussbaum, Susan Moller Okin and Jean Hampton - who, notwithstanding decades of feminist critique, are unwilling to give up on liberalism. This book examines why, and in what ways, each of these theorists believes that liberalism offers the normative and political resources for the improvement of women's situations. It also brings out and tries to explain and evaluate the differences among them, notwithstanding their shared allegiance to liberalism. In so doing, the books goes to the heart of recent debates in feminist and political theory.

Resurrecting the Body

Resurrecting the Body

Feminism, Religion, and Psychoanalysis

  • Author: Naomi R. Goldenberg
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780788198250
  • Category:
  • Page: 255
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One woman's journey from abstract thinking toward a philosophy grounded in the body, in human relatedness. The author finds in Freudian and in feminist theory a commitment to concrete experience, to the body, and to community that religious theories of reality lack. Chapters: the cultural context in which we do theory; reflection on the sexuality of sport; thoughts on identify from a Jewish feminist atheist; archetypal theory and the separation of mind and body; rereading Jung's Memories . . . ; the talking cure of feminism and psychoanalysis; religious notions in the convergence of psychoanalysis and feminism; and the return of the Goddess.

Kenosis and Feminist Theology

Kenosis and Feminist Theology

The Challenge of Gianni Vattimo

  • Author: Marta Frascati-Lochhead
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791437018
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 254
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Using a perspective derived from the philosophy of Gianni Vattimo, Frascati-Lochhead explores the response of feminist theology to postmodern theory.