Women and Evil

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520911208

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 5829

Human beings love to fictionalize evil--to terrorize each other with stories of defilement, horror, excruciating pain, and divine retribution. Beneath the surface of bewitchment and half-sick amusement, however, lies the realization that evil is real and that people must find a way to face and overcome it. What we require, Carl Jung suggested, is a morality of evil--a carefully thought out plan by which to manage the evil in ourselves, in others, and in whatever deities we posit. This book is not written from a Jungian perspective, but it is nonetheless an attempt to describe a morality of evil. One suspects that descriptions of evil and the so-called problem of evil have been thoroughly suffused with male interests and conditioned by masculine experience. This result could hardly have been avoided in a sexist culture, and recognizing the truth of such a claim does not commit us to condemn every male philosopher and theologian who has written on the problem. It suggests, rather, that we may get a clearer view of evil if we take a different standpoint. The standpoint I take here will be that of women; that is, I will attempt to describe evil from the perspective of women's experience.
Posted in Social Science

Fantasies of Female Evil

The Dynamics of Gender and Power in Shakespearean Tragedy

Author: Cristina León Alfar

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874137811

Category: Drama

Page: 254

View: 7581

Cristina Leon Alfar. In light of cultural materialist, psychoanalytic, and feminist theoretical investigations of literature, history, and culture, Cristina Leon Alfar examines what has been left out of a western scholarly tradition on William Shakesepare's evil women. She argues that by attending to the sociopolitical basis of the tragedies, the women characters traditionally identified as evil might instead be read as pressing against early modern popular beliefs about female nature.
Posted in Drama

Early Modern Women and the Problem of Evil

Atrocity & Theodicy

Author: Jill Graper Hernandez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131730733X

Category: Religion

Page: 158

View: 4463

Early Modern Women and the Problem of Evil examines the concept of theodicy—the attempt to reconcile divine perfection with the existence of evil—through the lens of early modern female scholars. This timely volume knits together the perennial problem of defining evil with current scholarly interest in women’s roles in the evolution of religious philosophy. Accessible for those without a background in philosophy or theology, Jill Graper Hernandez’s text will be of interest to upper-level undergraduates as well as graduate students and researchers.
Posted in Religion

Freud, women, and morality

the psychology of good and evil

Author: Eli Sagan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780465025725

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

View: 7227

Refutes Freud's theory of morality, and argues that the Freudian tendency to assign moral responsibility to the superego allows social and parental bigotry
Posted in Philosophy

Out of the Depths

Women's Experience of Evil and Salvation

Author: Ivone Gebara

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451409918

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 5699

Translated by Ann Patrick Ware Introduces a perspective on evil and salvation to address "the evil women do, " the evil they suffer, and women's redemptive experiences of God and salvation.
Posted in Social Science

Gray Zones

Ambiguity and Compromise in the Holocaust and Its Aftermath

Author: Jonathan Petropoulos,John K. Roth

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845453022

Category: History

Page: 417

View: 6256

Accomplished Holocaust scholars--among them Raul Hilberg, Gerhard L. Weinberg, Christopher Browning, Peter Hayes, and Lynn Rapaport--bring a necessary interdisciplinary focus to bear on timely and often controversial topics in cutting-edge Holocaust studies that range from historical analysis to popular culture.
Posted in History

Mercury Rising

Women, Evil and the Trickster Gods

Author: Deldon Anne McNeely

Publisher: Fisher King Press

ISBN: 1926715543

Category: Psychology

Page: 218

View: 8342

This is a REVISED EDITION of Mercury Rising by Deldon Anne McNeely, and includes an index. Female trickster figures have been a universal theme from Scheherazade to Mata Hari to the sirens of the silver screen. Mercury Rising examines our sense of of order and morality and considers it from a post-Jungian feminist perspective. Tricksters can teach us the nature of femininity and evil, and provide for us the spark that makes life more full and rewarding. This is destined to be a seminal book on understanding the trickster figures in human idiosyncrasies and what is often misunderstood as "evil."
Posted in Psychology

Silence Is Broken-Women Era

Hear My Cry, Almighty Father Part I & Ii

Author: Irene O. Uziewe-Ogbru

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452056647

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 7976

Based on the theme of having a womans dream vision and prophecies fulfilled Silence is Broken Women Era, Hear My Cry Almighty Father by Irene O. Uziewe-Ogbru is the story of womens struggle to hold onto their properties and inheritance that will help them and their children to survive hunger, poverty and shelter, then their education to promote the family name. When the women husbands were killed in a car accident. The mens families took over all of their properties for their societal status. The women contest with their husbands families is difficult because of the nature of their greed and the women awareness and goals for their children that of achieving higher education and more success in life. In addition, they certainly feel that the legacy is their legal own property rights to have and fully own. Thus they fight for what they believe is theirs and truly belong to their hard work not just survive wives. The source of their strength is the deep and abiding faith in Christian religion and the Supreme Father who as they say is here today as He was century ago. He talks to us and hears our cries. The women were also aided by messages of encouragement receives in a dream vision states as their spirit guide the Almighty Father. She also thinks and hopes this new era the Almighty Father calls women era, should bring and result world evil mind change to peaceful world and women freedom. Will all work well for the women and their children? Will their faith overcome all obstacles? Will women bring peace to the world this women ear? Here is the story that not only answers these questions of faith but many more. Irene O. Uziewe-Ogbru is a former United Nations staff member who was born in Nigeria and has lived in West Africa, East Africa as well as in Switzerland and the United States. She is now an American citizen. A graduate of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Grambling State University in Grambling Louisiana. She has three very well educated grown children and four grandchildren- two boys and two girls. She enjoys writing not only novels, but songs and poetry as well.
Posted in Religion

Gender and the Representation of Evil

Author: Lynne Fallwell,Keira V. Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315531569

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 813

This edited collection examines gendered representations of "evil" in history, the arts, and literature. Scholars often explore the relationships between gender, sex, and violence through theories of inequality, violence against women, and female victimization, but what happens when women are the perpetrators of violent or harmful behavior? How do we define "evil"? What makes evil men seem different from evil women? When women commit acts of violence or harmful behavior, how are they represented differently from men? How do perceptions of class, race, and age influence these representations? How have these representations changed over time, and why? What purposes have gendered representations of evil served in culture and history? What is the relationship between gender, punishment of evil behavior, and equality?
Posted in History

Unruly Women

Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain

Author: Margaret E. Boyle

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442665041

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

View: 1650

In the first in-depth study of the interconnected relationships among public theatre, custodial institutions, and women in early modern Spain, Margaret E. Boyle explores the contradictory practices of rehabilitation enacted by women both on and off stage. Pairing historical narratives and archival records with canonical and non-canonical theatrical representations of women’s deviance and rehabilitation, Unruly Women argues that women’s performances of penitence and punishment should be considered a significant factor in early modern Spanish life. Boyle considers both real-life sites of rehabilitation for women in seventeenth-century Madrid, including a jail and a magdalen house, and women onstage, where she identifies three distinct representations of female deviance: the widow, the vixen, and the murderess. Unruly Women explores these archetypal figures in order to demonstrate the ways a variety of playwrights comment on women’s non-normative relationships to the topics of marriage, sex, and violence.
Posted in Performing Arts

Modernism, Metaphysics, and Sexuality

Author: Debrah Raschke

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 9781575911069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 4962

Without question, modernist texts have been haunted by what can be known, or more aptly, what cannot be known. This position is foundational to one of the pivotal readings of modernism. Simultaneously, economic, legal, and political shifts that occurred during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries produced real material changes pertaining to the status of women. Thus, as many others have adeptly argued, modernism is also a crisis in gender. Modernism, Metaphysics, and Sexuality keenly suggests that these narratives - the thinking of what constitutes truth and the rethinking of gender - are intertwined. Interpreting Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Victory, Forster's A Passage to India and Maurice, Lawrence's Women in Love, and Woolf's A Room of One's Own and To the Lighthouse through Luce Irigaray's rereading of western metaphysics, Raschke suggests that where there is a crisis in knowing, there is also a crisis in gender.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Grotesque Femininities

Evil, Women and the Feminine

Author: Maria Barrett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848880382

Category: Abusive women

Page: 200

View: 1886

This interdisciplinary collection focuses on the representations of evil excess that women and the feminine are constructed as embodying within modern cultures. The book is organised thematically under the headings, femininity and mythology, abusive women, reversing the gaze and crossing boundaries.
Posted in Abusive women

The Middle Ages in Texts and Texture

Reflections on Medieval Sources

Author: Jason Glenn

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604921

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 984

The Middle Ages in Texts and Texture is an introduction to medieval Europe unlike any other. These 26 essays, written by accomplished scholars all trained at the University of California, Berkeley, reflect on medieval texts and the opportunities they present for exploration of the Middle Ages. Introduced in a foreword by Thomas N. Bisson (Harvard University), these essays present a textured picture of the medieval world and offer models for how to reflect fruitfully on medieval sources. To help orient the reader, three maps, the editor's introduction, and an index are provided.
Posted in History

Femme Fatale

Images of Evil and Fascinating Women

Author: Patrick Bade

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts, Modern

Page: 128

View: 2820

Posted in Arts, Modern

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 4679

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Posted in Reference

Adam and Evil

The God Who Hates Sex, Women and Human Bodies

Author: The Heyeokah Guru

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425109431

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 165

View: 9148

OUR RELIGIOUS HISTORY OF DECEIT, LIES, MURDER, GENOCIDE, BURNING AT THE STAKE EXPOSED - PATRIARCHY AND THE SUBJUGATION OF WOMAN EXPOSED - THE BIBLE IS THE WORDS OF MEN, NOT GOD EXPOSED - THE "DEVIL" IS OUR HUMAN SHORTCOMINGS, BIGOTRY, JEALOUSY, PRIDE EXPOSED - "JESUS CHRIST" IS A MYTHOLOGICAL FIGURE, NOT A PERSON EXPOSED - THE VIRGIN MARY IS THE EARTH, NOT A YOUNG WOMAN WHO NEVER HAD SEX EXPOSED - HEAVEN AND HELL ARE RIGHT HERE! We Create Them Ourselves. When you were a kid were you taught all about Santa Claus, this lovely rotund old chap with a white beard, and did you one day find out he didn't really exist and it was just your Mum and Dad? And were you then taught about another old chap called God and told that he really REALLY existed and that you must believe in him for the whole of the rest of your life? (Or else be a bad person) And were you told He wrote a great big book called The Bible which is all His Own Words? And sent His Only Son to save us all from our sins? And did you ever wonder if none of that was true either? READ THIS BOOK - THE TRUTH EXPOSED FOR ALL!
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Women's History as Scientists

A Guide to the Debates

Author: Leigh Ann Whaley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072304

Category: Reference

Page: 252

View: 1345

Examines women's scientific achievements in light of the centuries-old debates and controversies revolving around qualifications, lack of educational opportunities, and exclusion by male professionals.
Posted in Reference

An Islamic Perspective on Legislation for Women Part I

Author: Dr. Magdah Amer

Publisher: ScribeDigital.com

ISBN: 1780410182

Category: Religion

Page: 249

View: 2332

This series, "An Islamic Perspective on the Legislation for Women", is a call for both Muslims and non-Muslims to discover the priceless jewels of Islamic legislation towards women. The series discusses a number of issues and clears up misconceptions that are of great benefit to the Muslim women life regarding rights and duties, engagement, marriage, polygamy, divorce, veil, etc. It's true that some of these subjects have been tackled before by many authors, but what makes this series special is that the author, as a woman, will be better understanding and experienced regarding women's concerns and sensitive issues.
Posted in Religion