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Rethinking Gender, History, and Women’s Religions in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Ross Shepard Kraemer

in Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743186
eISBN:
9780199894680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743186.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Drawing on previous chapters, this chapter explores further the relationships between religion and ancient constructions of gender. Most religion in the ancient Mediterranean was gender-specific. ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Fisher and Anthony Shay

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This introduction touches on themes that recur throughout the book, exploring the binary concepts of sexuality and gender often present in Western society and others, whether they stem from ... More


Differentiating (In)Difference: Heresy, Gender, and Kabbalah Study

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Language, Eros, Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224180
eISBN:
9780823235377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224180.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the gender construction in kabbalistic lore. It explores the question of gender and the study of kabbalah that is cast into a broader conceptual ... More


Representations of Eve: Forming Femininity

Vita Daphna Arbel

in Forming Femininity in Antiquity: Eve, Gender, and Ideologies in the Greek Life of Adam and Eve

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199837779
eISBN:
9780199932351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837779.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Employing gender as a category of historical and literary analysis, chapter 2 examines how conflicting GLAE representations of Eve reveal certain underlying constructions of femininity: a number of ... More


Technologies of Greek Motherhood

Heather Paxson

in Making Modern Mothers: Ethics and Family Planning in Urban Greece

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223714
eISBN:
9780520937130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223714.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the notion of realized nature and takes up the question of what happens to a local metaphysics of gender and kinship when it encounters the imported medical technology of in ... More


Gender and Rhetoric: Producing Manhood in the Schools†

Amy Richlin

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The question of the relation of gender to rhetoric could not well have been considered before the Roman gender system itself came to be examined, and indeed seems not to have arisen. Recent years ... More


Relocating Gender in Sikh History

Doris Jakobsch

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679199
eISBN:
9780199081950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679199.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This book charts the history of gender construction in Sikhism by focusing on the Singh Sabha Reform Movement spearheaded by British educated Sikhs in the late nineteenth and early twentieth ... More


The Development of the Early Sikh Tradition: A Gender Perspective

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Relocating Gender in Sikh History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679199
eISBN:
9780199081950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679199.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter describes gender construction in the Sikh tradition from the fifteenth to the early eighteenth century. While Guru Nanak grieved the rape of women during the time of Babur, he did not ... More


Introduction

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Relocating Gender in Sikh History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679199
eISBN:
9780199081950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679199.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The Sikh tradition traces its origins to fifteenth-century Punjab in North India, the birthplace of Guru Nanak, born in 1469 CE. He was followed by nine gurus, of whom the last—Guru Gobind ... More


Conclusions

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Relocating Gender in Sikh History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679199
eISBN:
9780199081950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679199.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter presents an examination of women's agency, both from within and outside the Sikh reform movement. The author notes that her book has been conceived upon the notion that gender is a fluid ... More


Gender Construction as Acculturation

in The Perfect Servant: Eunuchs and the Social Construction of Gender in Byzantium

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720159
eISBN:
9780226720166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720166.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses acculturation of eunuchs during the Byzantine period. Byzantine culture and society constructed a collective identity for its eunuchs, the result of which was something that ... More


She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Hannah Priest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This edited collection explores the figure of the female werewolf in art, folklore, history, film, literature and gaming culture. Female werewolves are less prevalent in mythology and popular culture ... More


Conclusion Past and Present Perceptions of Gender

in The Perfect Servant: Eunuchs and the Social Construction of Gender in Byzantium

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720159
eISBN:
9780226720166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720166.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

In the broader perspective of this book, the gender construction for eunuchs was founded primarily on what its author has characterized in various places as “perfect service.” This element was, ... More


Women, Ideals, and Migration

Annuska Derks

in Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831288
eISBN:
9780824869182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831288.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at how discussions about gender in Cambodian society have confusingly pointed to male dominance, the relative equality of men and women, and the “high status” and “considerable ... More


Girls’s Poetry and Social Critique at Muslim Berber Weddings

Sarah Weiss

in Ritual Soundings: Women Performers and World Religions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042294
eISBN:
9780252051135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042294.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter is the first of two in-depth explorations into the history and cultural background of a single women’s traditions in which the performance context can be understood to shield women from ... More


Formations of Player Agency and Gender in Gothic Games

Tanya Krzywinska

in Women and the Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748699124
eISBN:
9781474422253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699124.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This last chapter explores the connections between the design of player agency and formations of gender in Gothic video games. The conditions of player agency drain power from the more radical and ... More


Women's Economic Roles and The Development Paradigm

Irene Tinker and Elaine Zuckerman

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

For over fifty years, women's organizations have challenged the development paradigm, influenced development agencies to include women's concerns, and formed a global social movement that has altered ... More


Pentecostal Latinas: Engendering Selves in Storefront Congregations

Katie Day and Edd Conboy

in Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860029
eISBN:
9780199358427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860029.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reflects extensive ethnographic research in two Latino storefront churches, which are proximate to each other on Germantown Avenue, yet differ in theological and cultural ways. It ... More


From daughter to mother, from sister to brother: building identities in Faïza Guène’s novels

Florina Matu

in Reimagining North African immigration: Identities in flux in French literature, television and film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780719099489
eISBN:
9781526135902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099489.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay examines Faïza Guène’s novels and traces the evolution of themes of identity formation and gender construction as they are narrated and developed in each work. It emphasizes Guène’s ... More


Priestly Couples

Meghan J. DiLuzio

in A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter argues that priestly couples had a larger role in the Roman ritual system than modern scholars have realized. The rex sacrorum and the flamen Martialis certainly shared their offices ... More


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