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The womanist idea

Author: Layli Maparyan
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Contemporary sociological perspectives series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Following on the heels of The Womanist Reader, The Womanist Idea offers a comprehensive, systematic analysis of womanism, including a detailed discussion of the womanist worldview (cosmology, ontology, epistemology, logic, axiology, and methodology) and its implications for activism. From a womanist perspective, social and ecological change is necessarily undergirded by spirituality - as distinct from religion per  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Layli Maparyan
ISBN: 9780415886826 0415886821 9780415886833 041588683X 9780203135938 0203135938
OCLC Number: 694393631
Description: xxvii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1. The metaphysical architecture of the womanist idea. Luxocracy : rule by light ; Womanist origins : reading Alice Walker, Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi, and Clenora Hudson-Weems ; Womanist worldview/womanism as spiritual movement ; Womanist methodology : transforming consciousness, changing the world ; A spiritual archaeology of the womanist idea ; Spiritual activism : a womanist approach --
Part 2. Womanist spiritual activism : five case studies. Transforming war into peace : Sister Chan Khong and Learning true love ; The alchemy of forgiveness : Immaculée Ilibagiza and Left to tell ; Turning a prison into an ashram : Kiran Bedi and It's always possible ; Speaking truth inside power : Pregs Govender's Love and courage ; Spiritualized sustainability : Wangari Maathai, Unbowed, and The green belt movement.
Series Title: Contemporary sociological perspectives series.
Responsibility: Layli Maparyan.

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In 2006, 'The Womanist Reader' broke new ground as the first ever anthology dedicated solely to womanist thought. Collectively, the contents of 'The Womanist Reader' demonstrated that womanism is  Read more...

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