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Sacred custodians of the earth? : women, spirituality, and the environment

Author: Alaine M Low; Soraya Tremayne
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These 13 workshop-based papers critique ecofeminist assumptions about traditional societies viewing women as closer to nature and more spiritual than men. Following an overview by Low (history, Open  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alaine M Low; Soraya Tremayne
ISBN: 1571814671 9781571814678 1571813160 9781571813169
OCLC Number: 46882847
Notes: Papers based on a workshop held in June 1996 at the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
Description: xi, 260 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Alaine Low and Soraya Tremayne --
PART I --
THE CURRENT DEBATE --
Gender, Nature and Trouble with Anti-Dualism --
Cecile Jackson --
PART II --
THE SACRED --
Sacred Landscapes: Religion and the Natural Environment in the Classical World --
Elena Kingdon --
Aboriginal Women and Sacred Landscapes in Northern Australia --
Veronica Strang --
The Separation of the Sexes Among Siberian Reindeer --
Herders Piers Vitebsky and Sally Wolfe --
Priestesses and Environment in Zimbabwe --
Terence Ranger --
Rice, Women, Men, and the Natural Environment among the Kelabit of Sarawak --
Monica Janowski --
PART III --
THE GREAT RELIGIONS --
Ecology and Christian Hierarchy --
Anne Primavesi --
Text and Practice: Women and Nature in Islam --
Tahera Aftab --
Soil as the Goddess Bhudevi in a Tamil Hindu Women's Ritual: The Kolam in India --
Vijaya Rettakudi Nagarajan --
Nature and Gender in Theravada Buddhism --
Sandra Bell --
Nature, Holism and Ecofeminism: A Chinese Worldview --
Stewart McFarlane --
PART IV --
NEW TRENDS --
Children of the Gods The Quest for Wholeness in Contemporary Paganism --
Amy Simes.
Other Titles: Women as sacred custodians of the earth?:
Responsibility: edited by Alaine Low and Soraya Tremayne.
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