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Enchanted Feminism

Author : Jone Salomonsen
ISBN : 041522392X
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This is the first major study of the most famous contemporary witch community, written by an author who herself participated in a coven for ten years. It examines the Reclaiming community of witches, founded in 1979 in San Francisco, analyzing how it has constructed gendered religious identities. Jone Salomonsen describes and examines the communal and ritual processes and practices of Reclaiming, and how these cause and promote personal growth and cultural-religious change.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

New Age Neopagan And New Religious Movements

Author : Hugh B. Urban
ISBN : 9780520281189
Genre : Religion
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New Age, Neopagan, and New Religious Movements is the most extensive study to date of modern American alternative spiritual currents. Hugh B. Urban covers a range of emerging religions from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including the Nation of Islam, Mormonism, Scientology, ISKCON, Wicca, the Church of Satan, Peoples Temple, and the Branch Davidians. This essential text engages students by addressing major theoretical and methodological issues in the study of new religions and is organized to guide students in their learning. Each chapter focuses on one important issue involving a particular faith group, providing readers with examples that illustrate larger issues in the study of religion and American culture. Urban addresses such questions as, Why has there been such a tremendous proliferation of new spiritual forms in the past 150 years, even as our society has become increasingly rational, scientific, technological, and secular? Why has the United States become the heartland for the explosion of new religious movements? How do we deal with complex legal debates, such as the use of peyote by the Native American Church or the practice of plural marriage by some Mormon communities? And how do we navigate issues of religious freedom and privacy in an age of religious violence, terrorism, and government surveillance?
Category: Religion

Introduction To Pagan Studies

Author : Barbara Jane Davy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105128305252
Genre : Religion
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Pagan Studies is maturing and moving beyond the context of new religious movements to situate itself in within of the study of world religions. Introduction to Pagan Studies is the first and only text designed to introduce the study of contemporary Paganism as a world religion. It examines the intellectual, religious, and social spheres of Paganism through common categories in the study of religion, which includes beliefs, practices, theology, ritual, history, and role of texts and scriptures. The text is accessible to readers of all backgrounds and religions and assumes no prior knowledge of Paganism. This text will also serve as a general introduction to Pagan Studies for non-specialist scholars of religion, as well as be of interest to scholars in the related disciplines of Anthropology, Sociology and Cultural Studies, and to students taking courses in Religious Studies, Pagan Studies, Nature Religion, New Religious Movements, and Religion in America. The book will also be useful to non-academic practitioners of Paganism interested in current scholarship.
Category: Religion

Feminist Ethics

Author : Carl-Henric Grenholm
ISBN : UOM:39015056273223
Genre : Social Science
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Feminist ethics is a critical reflection on morality which is informed by feminist theory and the experiences of women in a patriarchal society. It has developed a sharp critique of traditional ethical theories in a male-dominated and androcentric culture
Category: Social Science

Woke Cinderella

Author : Suzy Woltmann
ISBN : 9781793625953
Genre : Social Science
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Glass slippers, a fairy godmother, a ball, a prince, an evil stepfamily, and a poor girl known for sitting amongst the ashes: incarnations of the "Cinderella" fairy tale have resonated throughout the ages. Hidden between the lines of this fairy tale exists a history of fantasy about agency, power, and empowerment. This book examines twenty-first-century “Cinderella” adaptations that envision the classic tale in the twenty-first century through the lens of wokenesss by shifting rhetorical implications and self-reflexively granting different possibilities for protagonists. The contributors argue that the "Cinderella" archetype expands past traditional takes on the passive princess. From Sex and the City to Game of Thrones, from cyborg "Cinderellas" to Inglorious Basterds, contributors explore gender-bending and feminist adaptations, explorations of race and the body, and post-human and post-truth rewritings. The collection posits that contemporary “Cinderella” adaptations create a substantive cultural product that both inform and reflect a contemporary social zeitgeist.
Category: Social Science

The Re Enchantment Of The West

Author : Christopher Partridge
ISBN : UVA:X004839717
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Western society and culture is often described in sociological and theological texts as increasingly secular. This work challenges this thesis and introduces the reader to the principal theories and debates about the state of religion in the West (secularization, sacralization, Easternization, the development of New Religious Movements etc.) In so doing it demonstrates the significance of popular culture in the construction of eclectic alternative spiritual worldviews in the West. One of the principal theses posited in this book is that there is a broad 'occulture' -- a reservoir of ideas, beliefs, theories, and practices from which new religions, alternative spiritualities, and popular culture all drink.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015064843611
Genre : Bibliography
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Introduction To New And Alternative Religions In America Metaphysical New Age And Neopagan Movements

Author : Eugene V. Gallagher
ISBN : 0275987159
Genre : Cults
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Annotation. Most new or alternative religious are gravely misunderstood by members of the religious mainstream. Labeled cults or sects, groups and their members are often ridiculed or otherwise disregarded as weird and potentially dangerous by the populace at large. Despite their efforts at educating the general public, the various anti- and counter-cult activists have in fact promoted much more mis-understanding than accurate understanding of the religious lives of some of their fellow citizens. Consequently, they have helped to create a very hostile environment for anyone whose religious practices do not fit within a so-called mainstream. This set rectifies the situation by presenting accurate, comprehensive, authoritative and accessible accounts of various new and alternative religious movements that have been and are active in American society, and it addresses ways of understanding new and alternative religions within a broader context. Determining what actually constitutes a new or alternative religion is a subject of constant debate. Questions arise as to a new faith's legitimacy, beliefs, methods of conversion, and other facets of a religious movement's viability and place in a given culture. How a religion gains recognition by the mainstream, which often labels such new movements as cults, is fraught with difficulty, tension, and fear. Here, experts delineate the boundaries and examine the various groups, beliefs, movements, and other issues related to new faiths and alternative beliefs. Readers will come away with a fuller understanding of the religious landscape in America today. Volume 1: History and Controversies discusses the foundations of new and alternative religions in the United States and addresses the controversies that surround them. This volume helps readers better understand what makes a new or alternative belief system a religion and the issues involved. Volume 2: Jewish and Christian Traditions explores the various new religions that have grown out of these two Abrahamic faiths. Groups such as the Shakers, the People's Temple, the Branch Davidians, Jehovah's Witnesses and others are examined. Volume 3: Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements looks at Shamanism, Spiritualism, Wicca, and Paganism, among other movements, as they have developed and grown in the U.S. These faiths have found new and devoted followers yet are often misunderstood. Volume 4: Asian Traditions focuses on those new and alternative religions that have been inspired by Asian religious traditions. From Baha'i to Soka Gakkai, from Adidam to the Vedanta Society, contributors look at a full range of groups practicing and worshiping in the U.S. today. Volume 5: African Diaspora Traditions and Other American Innovations examines the various traditions linked to the African diaspora such as Rastafarianism, Santeria, and the Nation of Islam, alongside traditions that are truly American incarnations like Scientology, UFO religions, and Heaven's Gate. Some of the new and alternative religions covered in these pages include: ; Shamanism ; Wicca ; Black Israelites ; Santeria ; Scientology ; Elan Vital ; Hare Krishna ; Soka Gakkai ; and many more
Category: Cults

Women S Spirituality

Author : Johanna H. Stuckey
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215467221
Genre : Religion
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This book comes directly out of women's grassroots efforts to understand and transform their spiritual traditions. It is a comprehensive account of the discussions, arguments, perspectives and approaches of contemporary women in Canada toward spirituality and the monotheistic religions. The author presents a concise history of each religion, discusses normative practices and focuses on the roles, rituals and rights of contemporary women as they accommodate to and deal with their respective religions. It deals with women's encounters with spirituality within the framework of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and outside of this framework within the new religions of contemporary Goddess worship.
Category: Religion

Florida Without Borders

Author : Sharon Kay Masters
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132211728
Genre : Social Science
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Florida without Borders: Women at the Intersections of the Local and Global highlights the problems facing women around the world by featuring papers that explore womens activism across borders regarding gender and human rights, issues regarding women and poverty, globalization, economic value of immigrant labor, militarism and human trafficking. Also discussed are the opportunities and obstacles women face when they act to counter the negative impact of these forces. This anthology is a collection of essays by feminist scholars and students who examine discourses on border crossings, political and cultural censorship, gendered codes of conduct, prescribed behavior for women and the activism that emerges to address identity formation, to advance contested meanings and to build coalitions. Throughout the essays, the authors investigate the concepts of the gendered body in the context of global activism, the uses of womens bodies in domestic, military, and sexual service, and the breaching of the bodys borders and boundaries in the project of feminist social change.
Category: Social Science

Spirits Of Globalization

Author : Sturla J. Stålsett
ISBN : UOM:39015068811069
Genre : Religion
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Is the growth of Pentecostalism a resistance to post-modern capitalism? Does it represent a recourse to the religiosity of pre-modernity? This title attempts to answer these questions, using sociological and anthropological methods, about the connections between the forces that drive Globalisation and the phenomenal growth of Pentecostalism.
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Women At Worship

Author : Marjorie Procter-Smith
ISBN : 0664252532
Genre : Religion
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These diverse but unified descriptions of original ceremonies, liturgies, and rites offer suggestions for revitalizing traditional liturgical expressions in relation to women's experiences. The works collected here are drawn from the perspectives of Christian, Jewish, African-American, Native American, and Hispanic women.
Category: Religion

The Soul Enchanted Summer

Author : Romain Rolland
ISBN : WISC:89101287423
Genre : French fiction
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Author : Patrick Brady
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019339741
Genre : Feminist literary criticism
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This volume opens with a thorough survey, celebratory but clear-eyed, of the feminist movement & its various branches, especially as it emerges from the controversies that have preoccupied it in the 1990s. It clarifies the conflict between radical/gender feminists, who deny any significant difference between men & women, & liberal/equity feminists, who see women as significantly different but of course (at least) equal. This conflict is reflected in the opposing views of female thinking as (a) identical with male thinking & (b) disorderly compared with male order; but both views are rejected by the Editor of this volume, who views order as more female than male, even if it has been hijacked/exploited by the patriarchy. Essays illustrating feminist situations, predicaments & conflicts are followed by studies of literary works by women (American, French, Canadian) or about women (African, French, Burgundian), together with an essay on feminism by a distinguished contemporary French novelist, Lucette Desvignes, winner of the Prix Roland Dorgeles (1982), the Prix Alexis Piron (1984), and the Prix Bourgogne (1986). A review essay devoted to Camille Paglia's SEXUAL PERSONAE is followed by reviews of books dealing with women in soap operas & in the works of Emile Zola.
Category: Feminist literary criticism

Lurking Feminism

Author : Jenni Dyman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018367107
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Lurking Feminism" explores Edith Wharton's legacy as a writer of supernatural fiction through her subversive use of the ghost story to express feminist concerns. Her stories protest the domination of patriarchal structures and language. Moreover, they probe the complexities facing both men and women in defining gender roles and experiencing sexuality, in overcoming power struggles in relationships, and in resolving internal conflicts between debilitating, but often safe, attitudes and behaviors, and the desire for growth.
Category: Literary Criticism

Feminism In Literature

Author : Ishani Ghoshal
ISBN : UOM:39015043632861
Genre : Feminism and literature
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Category: Feminism and literature