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Idealized Women

M. Whitney Kelting

in Singing to the Jinas: Jain Laywomen, Mandal Singing, and the Negotiations of Jain Devotion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140118
eISBN:
9780199834365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140117.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Jain women both accept and rewrite the idealized roles received from religious texts, practices, and social expectation. The laywomen choose human – as opposed to divine – women as ideals of Jain ... More


Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book reframes our understanding of single women and religious culture in colonial and nineteenth-century Latin America. Most works on women and early modern religion examine nuns, holy women, or ... More


Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Paula Arai

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835354
eISBN:
9780824870362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835354.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Healing lies at the heart of Zen. This book reveals a vital stream of religious practice that flourishes outside the bounds of formal institutions through sacred rites that women develop and transmit ... More


The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen: The Last Active Anglican Generation

Abby Day

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198739586
eISBN:
9780191802546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739586.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

The book draws on ethnographic fieldwork, cross-cultural comparisons, and theories exploring the beliefs, identities, and practices of ‘Generation A’—Anglican laywomen born in the 1920s and 1930s, ... More


Negotiated devotions and performed histories: laywomen in monastic spaces

Susannah Crowder

in Performing women: Gender, self, and representation in late-medieval Metz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526106407
eISBN:
9781526141989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106407.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Two male monasteries – and their roles in the religious observances of laywomen – illuminate another facet of the relationship among gender, devotion, and performance in Metz. This chapter first ... More


Introduction

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/9780691169576.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the role that women of ancient Rome played in public cult. Historians of Roman religion have generally supposed that women were excluded from ... More


Introduction

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter introduces the book’s methodology, arguments, and scholarly significance. Most works on women and early modern religion focus on nuns, holy women, or religious “deviants,” and emphasize ... More


Unlikely Allies: Missionaries and Laywomen

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Evidence from wills highlight the striking number of non-elite women living outside of marriage who successfully professed as lay Franciscan tertiaries, that is, as members of the powerful Franciscan ... More


Sex, Honor, and Devotion

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 3 traces how non-elite single women navigated their moral status and developed alliances with the Catholic Church in the shifting religious landscape between 1700 and 1770. Although scholars ... More


To Educate and Evangelize: Laywomen, Clergy, and Late Colonial Girls’ Schools

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 4 examines the case studies of three new primary schools for non-elite girls in and around late-colonial Guatemala City, as locals called the recently relocated capital. These educational ... More


“With Knives Drawn”: Gender, Devotion, and Politics After Independence

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 6 analyzes how non-elite women outside of marriage navigated the shifting religious and political landscape in the decades after Independence. Laboring women undeniably faced new challenges, ... More


Epilogue

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Epilogue considers how the Liberal Reform Era of the 1870s, dramatically undermined both laboring single women and the Catholic Church. Liberals directly undermined laboring women’s economic ... More


“This Is Our Challenge! We Will Pursue It”: The National Council of Catholic Women, the Feminist Movement, and the Second Vatican Council, 1960–1975

Mary J. Henold

in Empowering the People of God: Catholic Action before and after Vatican II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254002
eISBN:
9780823261154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254002.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Mary Henold explores the changing character of the National Conference of Catholic Women during the 1960s and 1970s, with particular reference to its executive director Margaret Mealey. By ... More


The Zen of Rags

Paula Arai

in Zen and Material Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469290
eISBN:
9780190469320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469290.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter combines ethnographic research (including in-depth interviews with Zen monastics and laity, especially women) with private and public instruction to reveal the significance and the roles ... More


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