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Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion: Newnham 1903–1906

Annabel Robinson

in The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242337
eISBN:
9780191714108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242337.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion and its reception. It describes Harrison's relationship with Arthur and May Verrall, and also the London stage production of Murray's ... More


Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900

Cynthia Eller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248595
eISBN:
9780520948556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248595.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book traces the nineteenth-century genesis and development of an important contemporary myth about human origins: that of an original prehistoric matriarchy. It explores the intellectual history ... More


On the Launching Pad: J. J. Bachofen and ‘Das Mutterrecht’

Eller Cynthia

in Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248595
eISBN:
9780520948556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248595.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces Johann Jakob Bachofen, the man responsible for introducing narratives about the matriarchal myth, presenting some background information about his childhood and education ... More


The Matriarchal Explosion: Anthropology Finds Mother Right (and Itself )

Eller Cynthia

in Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248595
eISBN:
9780520948556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248595.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes a look at the sudden interest of anthropologists in matriarchy. It reviews several anthropological theories of matriarchy from the late nineteenth century, including Henry Sumner ... More


Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant

Hoshang Merchant

Akshaya K. Rath (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465965
eISBN:
9780199086962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465965.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Never a shrinking violet, Hoshang Merchant came out of the closet early in his youth. A bard, a teacher, and a lover who has lived many lives, he is the quintessential gay who once cross-dressed, and ... More


Contested Gender Status and Imagining Ancient Matriarchy

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on nineteenth-century western Europe and America, where contested gender identities take a more strident form with the emergence of feminism. Waves of male historians and ... More


The Return of the Goddess

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the early 1970s, sectors of the new women's movement, seeking a feminist spirituality, began to reclaim the ideas of original matriarchy and the primacy of a female deity. Two books published in ... More


Introduction

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book deals with goddesses of the ancient Near East and Greece. It expresses a critique of theories of ancient matriarchy, while at the same time affirming the movements that seek to reinterpret ... More


Gender and the Problem of Prehistory

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

As women anthropologists struggled to map the complexity of male-female roles and actual power relations in preindustrial societies, a renewed feminist movement was raising questions about the ... More


Beyond Gender Asymmetry and Male Privilege

Robert A. Paul

in Mixed Messages: Cultural and Genetic Inheritance in the Constitution of Human Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226240725
eISBN:
9780226241050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241050.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

While gender asymmetry entailing male social and cultural superiority is widely found in the ethnographic record, it is not universal or necessary; rather it is one formulation of the distinction ... More


To::For::By::About::With::From:: Towards Solid Women: On (Not) Being Addressed by Tracey Moffatt’s Moodeitj Yorgas

Sophie Mayer

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The hybrid nature of Moodeijt Yorgas, which blends talking heads with oral histories presented through dance, music and optically printed effects, effects an imbrication of documentary and ... More


For Delinquents: Can animals revolt?

Vinciane Despret

in What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816692378
eISBN:
9781452954394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692378.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores delinquent or unexpected behaviour by animals as expressions of resistance and revolt. The author describes primates throwing items as a form of gestural communication, the ... More


Introduction

Walter Duvall Penrose

in Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199533374
eISBN:
9780191747069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533374.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Although the Greeks saw women as fearful, their “barbarian” counterparts allowed women to engage in warfare. The formidable Amazon women warriors of Greek legend were smarter, faster, and better than ... More


Postcolonial Amazons: Decentering Athenian perspectives to rethink warrior women and matriarchy

Walter Duvall Penrose

in Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199533374
eISBN:
9780191747069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533374.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The time has come to re-evaluate the figure of the Amazon in classical literature from a different perspective, from a “peripheral” rather than an Athenian Greek point of view. Using the postcolonial ... More


The Solaces of Matriarchy

Hoshang Merchant

in Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465965
eISBN:
9780199086962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465965.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Cetal Huyuk is the centre of matriarchy. The Hittite site Bogazkoy is a centre of patriarchy. Greek male myths in Plato and Pandora’s Box are misogynistic. So is the Bible’s creation of Eve from ... More


Robert Graves’s The Greek Myths and Matriarchy

Sibylle Ihm

in Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738053
eISBN:
9780191801594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter discusses Robert Graves’s book The Greek Myths and his approach to Greek religion. In Graves’s opinion, all Greek myth deals with a universal female figure. She is seen as the goddess of ... More


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