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His Religion and Hers A Study of the Faith of Our Fathers and the Work of Our Mothers

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ISBN-10: 0759103879

ISBN-13: 9780759103870

Edition: 2003

Authors: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Michael Kimmel

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This volume delves intensively into religion and the influence of gender. Gilman suggests that through the development of secular ethics, religion can be directed not to the anticipation of a mythical afterlife, but instead to the transformation of the present. She demonstrates the ways in which a male driven ideology has produced a religion focused on death, discouraging any attention to the improvement of life on earth. Here, Gilman offers new thoughts that advocate a collective change of view.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 10/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in 1860 in Hartford, Conn. Her traumatic childhood led to depression and to her eventual suicide. Gilman's father abandoned the family when she was a child and her mother, who was not an affectionate woman, recruited relatives to help raise her children. Among these relatives was Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Due to her family situation, Gilman learned independence, but also became alienated from her many female relatives. Gilman married in 1884 and was soon diagnosed with depression. She was prescribed bed rest, which only seemed to aggravate her condition and she eventually divorced her husband, fearing that marriage was partly…    

Acknowledgments
Introduction: With a Short History of Phytolith Research
The Production, Deposition, and Dissolution of Phytoliths
The Development of Phytoliths in Plants
Summary: How Plants Make Phytoliths
Why Plants Make Phytoliths
Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Phytoliths
The Occurrence of Phytoliths in the Plant Kingdom
Mechanisms of Phytolith Deposition into Soils and Sediments
Phytolith Preservation in Various Depositional Contexts
Phytolith Morphology
Some Fundamental Aspects of Phytolith Morphology
The Major Classes of Phytoliths: Introduction
Phytoliths in the Poaceae
Phytolith Morphology in Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, and Angiosperms
Eudicots
Phytoliths in Fruits and Seeds
Phytoliths in Wood
Less Useful Types of Phytoliths
Summary of Phytolith Taxonomic and Ecological Significance
Phytoliths in Domesticated Plants and Their Wild Ancestors
Maize (Zea mays) and Teosinte (Zea mays subsp. parviglumis)
Squashes and Gourds of Cucurbita and Other Domesticated Cucurbitaceae
Maranta arundinacea and Calathea allouia (Arrowroot and Liren)
Oryza sativa (Rice)
Musa spp. (Bananas and Plantains) and Ensete (Enset, Abyssinian or Ethiopian Banana)
Wheat (Triticum monococcum, T. dicoccum, and T. aestivum) and Barley (Hordeum vulgare)
Summary of Phytolith Analysis in Crop Plant Identification and Prospects for Future Research
Field Techniques and Research Design
Sampling Archaeological Sites
Sampling Lakes, Swamps, and Other Sites for Paleoecological Studies
Modern Controls on Sampling
Modern Vegetation and Soil Studies
Laboratory Techniques
The Phytolith Laboratory
Techniques for Extracting Phytoliths from Soils
Methods of Phytolith Isolation for Carbon-14 and Stable Isotope Study
Separating Phytoliths, Pollen, Diatoms, and Microscopic Charcoal Simultaneously and Recovering Starch Granules
Extraction of Phytoliths from Modern Plants
Preparation of Archaeological Ash Samples (Spodograms)
Extraction of Starch Grains from Modern Plants
The Isolation of Phytoliths and Starch Grains from Artifacts and Dental Remains
Other Techniques of Phytolith Study
Phytolith Staining
Microscope Techniques
Documentation of Phytoliths and Long-Term Curation of Photographs and Images
The Interpretation of Phytolith Assemblages: Method and Theory
The Formation and Interpretation of Archaeological and Paleoecological Phytolith Assemblages
Data Handling and Presentation
New Approaches in Phytolith Analysis
The Analysis and Interpretation of Particulate Charcoal and Charred Phytoliths Occurring in Phytolith Preparations
The Role of Phytoliths in Archaeological Reconstruction
Studying Prehistoric Plant Subsistence, Agriculture, and Agricultural Technology with Phytoliths
Phytoliths, Dental Remains, and Diet
Phytoliths, Stone Tool Function, and Diet
Phytoliths in Pottery
The Role of Phytoliths in Paleoecology
Phytoliths and Paleolimnology
Peat Bogs
Terrestrial Soils and Sediments
Phytoliths in Deep (Pre-Quaternary) Time
Phytoliths in Deep-Sea Cores
The Future Potential of Phytolith Analysis
Phytolith Photographs and Illustrations with Their Explanations
References
Index
About the Author