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 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.
"The volume succeeds in highlighting the power relations that pervade the feminist study of religion. Simultaneously it emphasises that feminism has to equip itself better in order to counter the repressive structure by continuously re-defining itself. "
Journal of Religious Studies, Spring/Autumn 2002. "The selected readings . . . are excellent, wide-ranging in content and clearly multi-ethnic and multi-cultural in perspective. The introductory essays are packed with information about and reflections upon questions, resources, issues, and debates vis-a-vis feminism and the study of religions."
June O'Connor, Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Riverside "A valuable contribution to the feminist study of religions and to religious studies theory and method in general."
Kim Knott, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Leeds "Excellent."
Charlene Burns, Feminist Collection, Winter 2003 "Excellent."
--Charlene Burns, Feminist Collection, Winter 2003
Part 1 Undercurrents - intersections of feminist theoretical insights and feminist theory in religious studies: gender, power and miscommunication, Nancy Henley and Cheris Kramarae; is female to male as nature is to culture?, Sherry Ortner; family structures and feminine personality, Nancy Chodorow; in a different voice, Linda Kerber et al; the notion of difference for emerging womanist ethics, Joan Martin; of waters and women - the philosophy of Lucy Irigaray, Lynda Haas. Part 2 Women and religions: gender and power in the new religious movements, Janet Jacobs; the impact of the Islamic movement in Egypt, Hala Shukrallah; religion and feminism - a consideration of cultural constraints on Sri Lankan women, Thalatha Seneviratne and Jan Currie; non-literary evidence for Jewish women in Rome and Egypt, Ross Kraemer; childbirth as a religious experience?, Susan Sered; in the tracks of the Munga-Munga, Diane Bell. Part 3 Critical discourse - framing the challenges in feminist theory: beyond
Series: Controversies in the Study of Religion (Continuum, Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0
Weight (kg): 1.12
Edition Number: 1