Borrowing from Our Foremothers offers a panorama of women’s struggles through artifacts to establish connections between the generations of women’s right activists. In a thorough historical retelling of the women’s movement from 1848 to 2017, Amy Helene Forss focuses on items borrowed from our innovative foremothers, including cartes de visite, clothing, gavels, sculptures, urns, service pins, and torches. Framing the material culture items within each era’s campaigns yields a wider understanding of the women’s metanarrative. Studded with relics and ninety-nine oral histories from such women as Rosalynn Carter to Pussyhat Project cocreator Krista Suh, this book contributes an important and illuminating analysis necessary for understanding the development of feminism as well as our current moment.
The modern literary searchlight has flushed out Canada’s long neglected nineteenth century female writers. New critical approaches are advocated and others are encouraged to take on the difficulties – and rewards – of research into the lives of our foremothers.
The handbook offers interreligious and multicultural perspectives on women’s studies in religion in conversation with specific contextualized gender-biased justice challenges. Contributing authors address 25 current and trending themes from their diverse socio-cultural-religious backgrounds. Themes move across the spectrum of women’s studies in religion, blurring the boundaries beyond “religious studies” to include perspectives from ethics, philosophy, sociology, economics, and law as. Religious diversity addresses challenges for women’s studies through the lens of Wicca, Buddhist, Asian Trans Pacific, Hinduism, Judaism, Muslima, and Christian. The handbook is practical, contemporary, and relevant as it moves theory to practical application in the section on challenging and changing system gender injustice with chapters on sexual violence and the #MeToo movement, femicide and feminicide, a Mohawk response to colonial dominion and violations to Indigenous lands and women, and a religio-politico witness for love and justice, include how to engage the theories of women’s studies in religion in the public square through civic engagement to create empowerment for actual, practical change. It shows the future movement of the becoming of women’s studies with chapters digital activism, reimagining women’s mosque spaces online, minoritized sexual identities, and spiritual homelessness, and charges readers to see “hope now” by challenging and changing gender injustice.
Non-fiction 3rd grader picture book about Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star newspaper, the longest running black newspaper co-founded by a black woman in the US. She inspires her newspaper boys and girls on how to lessen discrimination in their community.
A multi cultural collection of third-wave feminist voices, this book reveals how current feminist religious scholars from around the world are integrating social justice and activism into their scholarship and pedagogy.
"[Being Human] is one of the few books that begins to integrate theological narratives with scientific ones, looking for a compelling correlation between them where modern and religious sensibilities might both be affirmed. This is a unique work."—Bron Taylor, Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and author of Ecological Resistance Movements: The Global Emergence of Radical and Popular Environmentalism. "Being Human succeeds at accounting for people's conception of humaness and human's relationship with nature—no easy task, but one that is a crucial starting point for any discussion of environmental ethics."—Kay Read, Associate Professor of Comparative Ethics and Native American Religions, DePaul University, and author of Time and Sacrifice in the Aztec Cosmos "Anna Peterson's Being Human is a stellar work of integration. Peterson argues that the ideology of human exceptionalism and disconnection from the rest of nature is a major source of social and ecological harm. She draws together cultural constructionist, Asian, Native American, feminist and evolutionary thought to present a view of the human as both an integral part of nature and a creator of culture, called to develop an ethic of interrelationality for the sake of the wellbeing of the whole earth community."—Rosemary Radford Ruether, Garrett Theological Center, author of Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing. "In the postmodern academic climate of slice-and-dice, take-no-prisoners 'analysis,' and 'critical theory,' Anna Peterson's book is a welcome breath of fresh air. She positions her discussion as a development of—rather than a deconstructive triumph over—earlier work in the field of environmental philosophy. Peterson takes up the themes that are absolutely central to the field—the nature of nature, human nature, and the appropriate relationship between the two. Her conclusions are well-informed, well-reasoned, reasonable, and last but not least, beautifully and engagingly expressed."—Baird Callicott, Professor of Philosophy and Religion Studies, University of North Texas, and author of Earth's Insights: A Multicultural Survey of Ecological Ethics from the Mediterranean Basin to the Australian Outback (California, 1997), In Defense of the Land: Essays in Environmental Philosophy, and Beyond the Land Ethic: More Essays in Environmental Philosophy. "Peterson challenges us to think critically about the ideas about nature and humanity that shape our ethical behavior. She also brings into critical dialogue insights from a wide variety of religious traditions—Buddhist, Taoist, Navaho, Koyukon, Catholic and Protestant. Peterson helps us think creatively and critically about the task of comparative ethics, and the imperatives of environmental ethics. This book is a must-read for any one concerned with environmental ethics and with comparative ethics."—Sharon Welch, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and author of A Feminist Ethic of Risk, Sweet Dreams in America: Making Ethics and Spirituality Work, and Communities of Resistance and Solidarity: A Feminist Theology of LIberation.
Deze bundel is een vervolg op Womanspirit Rising. Vanuit verschillende culturen en regio's en historische perioden, van prehistorie en voorouderverering tot moderne amerikaanse feministisch-theologische opvattingen wordt feministische spiritualiteit bekeken. De volgende bijdragen zijn opgenomen: Grandmother of the sun / door Paula Gunn Allen; In search of women's heritage / door Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza; Jewish memory from a feminist perspective / door Judith Plaskow; My sister, my spouse / door E. Ann Matter; Women and culture in goddess-oriented Old Europe / door Marija Gimbutas; The myth of Demeter and Persephone / door Charlene Spretnak; Entering into the serpent / door Gloria Anzaldúa; Ancestor reverence / door Luisah Teish; God is inside you and inside everybody else / door Alice Walker; This earth is my sister / door Susan Griffin; The goddess as metaphoric image / door Nelle Morton; Artemis / door Christine Downing; Notes on composing new blessings / Marcia Falk; God as mother / door Sallie McFague; Sexism and god-language / door Rosemary Radford Ruether; Selections from 'The inclusive language lectionary'; Womanist theology / door Delores S. Williams; Creating a Jewish feminist theology / door Ellen M. Umansky; Be-friending / door Mary Daly; Uses of the erotic / door Audre Lorde; The power of anger in the work of love / door Beverly Wildung Harrison; Women's leadership in Haitian vodou / door Karen McCarthy Brown; On mirrors, mists, and murmurs / door Rita Nakashima Brock; Archetypal theory and the separation of mind and body / door Naomi R. Goldenberg; Feminism and the ethic of inseparability / door Catherine Keller; Renewing the sacred hoop / door Dhyani Ywahoo; Moral wisdom in the black women's literary tradtion / door Katie Geneva Cannon; Sexuality, love, and justice / door Carter heyward; Every two minutes: battered women and feminist interpretation / door Susan Brooks Thsitlethwaite; Rethinking theology and nature / door Carol P. Christ; Ritual as bonding / door Starhawk; Ideology and social change / door Sharon Welch; New world tribal communities / door Carol Lee Sanchez.
This book is about women's exploration of the relations between their private and public selves--it examines the voices with which women speak to their students, their colleagues, and themselves. The major audience is women interested in women's identity and identity construction as well as writing.