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Unspoken Worlds Women's Religious Lives

ISBN-10: 0534515703

ISBN-13: 9780534515706

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Nancy Auer Falk, Rita M. Gross

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With thoroughly integrated readings and original introductions, UNSPOKEN WORLDS provides an illustration of cross-cultural patterns in women's religious lives. Carefully selected works writings by eminent scholars have been judiciously edited by Falk and Gross to weave them into a coherent whole that evolves from simple, vivid portraits of individual women to analyses of complete systems.
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Book details

List price: $154.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/9/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Nancy Falk earned a B.A. from Cedar Crest College and a MA/Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is a leading scholar in the fields of Indian Religion�both Hinduism and Buddhism�and in cross-cultural women's studies in religion. Among her many scholarly contributions to religious studies, several standouts include: UNSPOKEN WORLDS: WOMEN'S RELIGIOUS LIVES (with Rita M. Gross and also published by Wadsworth), and WOMEN AND RELIGION IN INDIA.

Introduction
Encounter: Extraordinary Women
Julia: An East African Diviner
The Catholic Earth Mother: Dorothy Day and Women's Power in the Church
Religious Responsibility and Community Service in the U.S. South: The Activism of Victoria Way DeLee
Mother Guru: Jnanananda of Madras, India
Women Called by Spirits: Shamans and Savants
Possession Sickness and Women Shamans in Korea
Harmonizing Family and Cosmos: Shamanic Women in Chinese Religion
Hindu Childbirth Rituals in Central India
Hindu Women's Family and Household Rites in a North Indian Village
The Ladies of Lord Krishna: Rituals of Middle-Aged Women in Eastern India
Garifuna Women and the Work of Mourning (Central America)
The Controversial Vows of Urban Muslim Women in Iran
Women, Saints, and Sanctuaries in Morocco
Out of the Shadows: Women in Male-Dominated Systems
Islam and Tribal Women in a Village in Iran
No Women's Liberation: The Heritage of a Woman Prophet in Modern Japan
Alinesitou�: A Diola Woman Prophet in West Africa
The Case of the Vanishing Nuns: The Fruits of Ambivalence in Ancient Indian Buddhism
Bones of Contention: Catholic Nuns Resist Their Enclosure
xInnovation and Tradition in a Contemporary Midwestern Jewish Congregation
Success Stories: Women and Men In Balance or Equality
Accomplished Women in Tantric Buddhism of Medieval India and Tibet
Rosinta, Rats and the River: Bad Luck is Banished in Andean Bolivia
Women's Religious Space in Mexico
When Christ is a Woman: Theology and Practice in the Shaker Tradition
Women's Power: Mythical Models and Sacred Sources
Mama Lola and the Ezilis: Themes of Mothering and Loving in Haitian Vodou
The Presence of Isanaklesh: A Native American Goddess and the Path of Pollen
Menstruation and Childbirth as Ritual and Religious Experience Among Native Australians