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“According to the Flesh”: Biological Kin in the White Monastery

Rebecca Krawiec

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129434
eISBN:
9780199834396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129431.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Biological kin, who were defined with precise language as “those according to the flesh,” lived in the monastery alongside those monks who had renounced their families to join the monastery. These ... More


The Wages of Wanton Mixing: Violation and Gender Disorder

Janet M. Theiss

in Disgraceful Matters: The Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240339
eISBN:
9780520930667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240339.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

As they worked to carry out the dynasty's civilizing mission, officials contended not only with the fracturing of patriarchal authority but with what they perceived to be the widespread ignorance and ... More


Women's Life in the White Monastery Under Shenoute

Rebecca Krawiec

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129434
eISBN:
9780199834396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129431.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Lays out the narratives and explores the issues of various periods of crisis that prompted Shenoute's letters to the female monks. The issue themselves are wide ranging: Shenoute's exercise of power ... More


“Accommodating Sages”: Gender Separation in Social Practice

Janet M. Theiss

in Disgraceful Matters: The Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240339
eISBN:
9780520930667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240339.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

The “ethnographic” evidence provided by criminal cases confirms official perceptions of widespread transgressions of norms of gender separation. Even when meaningful spatial distinctions between ... More


“Strength” and Sexuality: Sexual Avoidance and Masculinity in New Guinea and Amazonia

Paul Roscoe

in Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines the correlation between sexual continence, abstinence, and separation on the one hand, and masculine aggressivity and strength on the other, in the Amazonian and Melanesian ... More


Differently Differentiating Gender

Jeffrey Guhin

in Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190244743
eISBN:
9780190244767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244743.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Both the Christian and Muslim schools emphasize their boundary from the outside world through their performance of gender. For the Muslim schools, the difference was rooted in actual physical ... More


Sex and the Internet

Jeffrey Guhin

in Agents of God: Boundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190244743
eISBN:
9780190244767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244743.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

The Internet was widely understood as a good thing at these schools, yet it also had risks: pornography, unsupervised access to the opposite sex, and a tendency to coarsen discourse and interactions. ... More


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