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Gendering Chinese Religion
Gendering Chinese Religion (September 2014)
Subject, Identity, and Body
Jinhua Jia - Editor
Xiaofei Kang - Editor
Ping Yao - Editor

A gender-critical consideration of women and religion in Chinese traditions from medieval to modern times.

Gendering Chinese Religion marks the emergence of a subfield on women, gender, and religion in China studies. Ranging from the medieval period to the present day, this volume departs from the conventional and often male-centered categorization of Chinese religions into Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism...(Read More)
 
 
Oshun's Daughters
Oshun's Daughters (January 2014)
The Search for Womanhood in the Americas
Vanessa K. Valdés - Author

FINALIST - 2015 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions, presented by the Journal of Africana Religions

Examines the ways in which the inclusion of African diasporic religious practices serves as a transgressive tool in narrative discourses in the Americas.

Oshun’s Daughters examines representations of African diasporic religi...(Read More)
 
 
Unruly Catholic Women Writers
Unruly Catholic Women Writers (November 2013)
Creative Responses to Catholicism
Jeana DelRosso - Editor
Leigh Eicke - Editor
Ana Kothe - Editor

FINALIST - 2013 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Anthologies Category

A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.

This unique literary anthology is devoted to unruly Catholic women. In short stories, poems, personal essays, and drama, the contributors describe women’s struggles with Catholicism and also complicate contemporary ...(Read More)
 
 
Conceiving Identities
Conceiving Identities (November 2013)
Maternity in Medieval Muslim Discourse and Practice
Kathryn M. Kueny - Author

FINALIST - 2014 American Academy of Religion Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, in the textual studies category

Explores how medieval Muslim theologians constructed a female gender identity based on an ideal of maternity and how women contested it.


Conceiving Identities explores how medieval Muslim theologians appropriate a woman’s reproductive power to c...(Read More)
 
 
Suckling at My Mother's Breasts
Suckling at My Mother's Breasts (November 2012)
The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism
Ellen Davina Haskell - Author

A fascinating discussion of the kabbalistic image of a nursing god, its historical context, and its theological implications.

One of Kabbalah’s most distinctive images of the feminine divine is that of a motherly, breastfeeding God. Suckling at My Mother’s Breasts traces this idea from its origins in ancient rabbinic literature through its flourishing in the medieval classic Sefer ha-...(Read More)
 
 
This-Worldly Nibbana
This-Worldly Nibbana (December 2011)
A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking in the Global Community
Hsiao-Lan Hu - Author

A Buddhist feminist social ethics for contemporary times.

Offering a feminist analysis of foundational Buddhist texts, along with a Buddhist approach to social issues in a globalized world, Hsiao-Lan Hu revitalizes Buddhist social ethics for contemporary times. Hu’s feminist exegesis references the Nikāya-s from the “Discourse Basket” of the Pāli Canon. These texts, among th...(Read More)
 
 
Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen
Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen (March 2011)
Hidden Histories, Enduring Vitality
Eun-su Cho - Editor
Robert Buswell - Foreword by

Explores the roles of Korean Buddhist nuns and laywomen from the fourth century to the present.

Uncovering hidden histories, this book focuses on Korean Buddhist nuns and laywomen from the fourth century to the present. Today, South Korea’s Buddhist nuns have a thriving monastic community under their own control, and they are well known as meditation teachers and social service providers. However, little i...(Read More)
 
 
Siva's Demon Devotee
Siva's Demon Devotee (April 2010)
Karaikkal Ammaiyar
Elaine Craddock - Author

An exploration and translation of the work of Hindu poet-saint Kāraikkāl Ammaiyār.

The Hindu poet-saint Kāraikkāl Ammaiyār describes herself as a demon, accompanying the god Śiva as he dances in the cremation grounds. She is believed to be the first to write devotional poetry to Śiva in the Tamil language and is considered the first of the sixty-three...(Read More)
 
 
Yasodhara, the Wife of the Bodhisattva
Yasodhara, the Wife of the Bodhisattva (September 2009)
The Sinhala Yasodharavata (The Story of Yasodhara) and the Sinhala Yasodharapadanaya (The Sacred Biography of Yasodhara)
Ranjini Obeyesekere - Translated with an introduction and notes by

Translations of two works from Sri Lanka on Yasodharā, the wife of the Buddha—an allusive and intriguing figure in Buddhist lore and literature.

What about Buddha’s wife? We all know that Prince Siddhartha left his wife and infant son to begin his journey to enlightenment. The Pali canon does not mention the woman he left behind. Yasodharā enters the commentarial tradition around the first cen...(Read More)
 
 
Contesting Justice
Contesting Justice (March 2008)
Women, Islam, Law, and Society
Ahmed E. Souaiaia - Author

Argues that the rights of women in Muslim society are based on the preserved cultural standards of elites, not the ethical philosophy of the Quran.

Contesting Justice examines the development of the laws and practices governing the status of women in Muslim society, particularly in terms of marriage, polygamy, inheritance, and property rights. Ahmed E. Souaiaia argues that such laws were not methodically d...(Read More)
 
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