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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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"Literature on women, development and environment is abundant. The relationship between women and ecology has been analyzed by various disciplines, by specialists from the North as well as the South. This book offers a new perspective, specifically to challenge the assumption that women have a special affinity with the Earth and therefore a historic mission for the care of the environment. The book explores  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
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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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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