Gender Studies

Justice in the Making: Feminist Social Ethics

Justice in the Making: Feminist Social Ethics
$24.95

Beverly Harrison has long fought for women and others at the margins, challenging the subjugating ways in which women's intellectual contributions, their gifts of ministerial leadership, and their reproductive capacity and sexual identity have been defined. This collection of essays and lectures, presented over the course of her career, demonstrates the progression of Harrison's contribution to the field of Christian ethics and the evolution of her thought in response to changing social realities.

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9780664227746
Publication Date: 
2004-10-01
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Justice Men Owe Women: Positive Resources from World Religions

Justice Men Owe Women: Positive Resources from World Religions
$13.00

This, the second in the Fortress Press series of short works from the Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health and Ethics, looks to ten, largely patriarchal, world religious traditions to help redress gender injustices. Built on extensive work by a task force of ten progressive religious scholars (to be published in a larger volume by SUNY Press), this book summarizes their findings for intellectual enrichment and advocacy.

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9780800632816
Publication Date: 
2000-09-05
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Know My Name: A Gay Liberation Theology

Know My Name: A Gay Liberation Theology
$19.95

The place of gay men and women in the community of faith has become one of the most divisive debates in the church today. Writer and activist Richard Cleaver takes a fresh approach to this issue by examining the struggles of gay men and lesbians in the church through the lens of liberation theology. He offers a gay reading of scripture, but one that is also spiritually challenging to all readers.

Cleaver interweaves biblical reflections with historical, social, political, and personal commentary. He discusses personal identity issues and coming out, the development of class consciousness as members of an oppressed group, and solidarity with other oppressed groups. This provocative book brings a new voice to the debate about the place of gays and lesbians in our churches.

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9780664255763
Publication Date: 
2004-12-01
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Knowledge That Matters: A Feminist Theological Paradigm and Epistemology

Knowledge That Matters: A Feminist Theological Paradigm and Epistemology
$18.00
Lucy Tatman identifies the events and ideas that influenced the formation of a North american feminist paradigm. She explores the components of this paradigm, particularly the way in which they affect the understanding of knowledge. She then examines the representation of these elements in the theologies of three prominent feminist theologians in North America: Rosemary Radford Ruether, Carter Heyward, and Sallie McFague. From her discussion of these scholars, she proposes that a responsible feminist practice of epistemology requires participatory discernment.
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9780829814484
Publication Date: 
2002-02-01
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La Lucha Continues: Mujerista Theology

La Lucha Continues: Mujerista Theology
$24.00
Just as God had to create us in order to fulfill the God-self, so personal self-fulfillment means embracing God's love for each of us. This love makes each of us infinitely valuable and able to live fruitful lives by contributing to the happiness of others and to justice and peace in our world at large. The love of God, like all true love, is reciprocal. This is what spirituality is, our relationship with God, a concrete relationship that becomes reality in our love for one another. Spirituality is our love for God that calls us to engage each other, to share ourselves with each other." - Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz from the book Mujerista theology begins with personal experience and moves toward a theology that advances the dignity and liberation of all Hispanic/Latino women. This collection of essays combining personal narratives and theological discourse brings together important insights into the concerns of Hispanic women, the ways in which they can shape theology, and the roles they can take on in the church.
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9781570755576
Publication Date: 
2004-08-27
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Letters from Samaria: The Prose and Poetry of Louie Crew Clay

Letters from Samaria: The Prose and Poetry of Louie Crew Clay
$19.00

Letters from Samaria gathers together much of Louie (Crew) Clay's best and most influential prose and poetry, written from 1974 until the present day, including an essay composed especially for the volume. Much of the material has not appeared since its original publication in newsletters and other ephemeral sources. It is crisply written, and often surprising for its bravery, matter-of-fact self-disclosure, insight, and love. Louie played a pivotal role in transforming The Episcopal Church - and, indeed, Christianity - over the past 40 years. This collection provides a window into Louie Clay's unlikely and at times shocking ministry throughout the years as history was unfolding.

- Foreword by Phyllis Tickle
- Louie Clay has been the leading voice in LGBTQ issues in the Church over the past forty years; founder of Integrity;
- Well-loved, well-known Episcopalian
- Funny, sharp, sad, thoughtful, poignant, historic
- Afterword by Bishop Mary Glasspool, bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Dicoese of Los Angeles

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9780819232199
Publication Date: 
2015-11-10
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Liberating Sexuality: Justice Between the Sheets

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$28.00
For two thousand years, Christianity has been wrong about sex. To this day Christians grapple with defining gender, sexism, heterosexism, and what constitutes healthy sex. Miguel A. De La Torre-noted ethicist and scholar on the intersection of religion with race, class, gender, and sexuality-shines new light on these intimate issues in Liberating Sexuality, a provocative compilation of his writings that apply justice to the most private parts of our lives. Grounded in biblical scholarship, Liberating Sexuality will help you discover new ways of thinking about God beyond gender, heterosexism, masturbation, and many other topics. Wrestle with controversial topics such as an androgynous Jesus, ethical S&M, and confronting racism in one's sexual preference. Gain a critical understanding of how others view their own sexuality in ways you could never before comprehend.
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9780827221796
Publication Date: 
2016-09-06
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Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors

Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors
$25.00
In these pages you'll meet a community of rape and sexual violence survivors who have been shaped, but refuse to be defined, by their histories of violence. They are brave, and they are outspoken--but, mostly, they are hopeful.

From its insistently resolute opening essay to its final, deeply moving story, Lived Through This is a book that defies conventional wisdom about life in the wake of sexual violence, while putting names and faces on an issue that too often leaves its victims silent and invisible.

Part personal history of Anne Ream's own experience rebuilding her life after violence, part memoir of a multi-country, multi-year journey spent listening to survivors, Lived Through This is at once deeply personal and resolutely political. In these pages we are introduced to, among others, the women of Atenco, Mexico, victims of rape and political torture who are speaking out about gender-based violence in Latin America; Beth Adubato, a woman who was raped by a popular athlete and then denied justice when her college failed to fully investigate the attack; and Jenny and Steve Bush, a rape survivor and her father who are working together to share Jenny's testimony of surviving rape at the hands of a veteran in order to alter the US military's response to sexual violence committed by those in its ranks.

Writing with compassion, candor, and, at times, even much-needed humor, Ream brings us a series of stories and essays that are as insistent as they are incisive. Considered individually, her profiles are profoundly moving, and even inspiring. Considered collectively, they are a window into a world where sexual violence is more commonplace than most of us imagine.

The accomplished and courageous women and men profiled in Lived Through This are, in the words of the author, "living reminders of all that remains possible in the wake of the terrible."

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9780807033364
Publication Date: 
2014-04-15
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Living It Out: Survival Guide for LGB Christians and Their Friends, Families, Ch

Living It Out: Survival Guide for LGB Christians and Their Friends, Families, Ch
$20.00
The issue of sexuality is a question with which all mainstream churches are now engaged. Attitudes are changing and it is often a painful journey for all concerned, however they may affected. Here is a practical and affirming book for everyone facing this controversial issue, whether they are a gay or lesbian Christian seeking to live with integrity, a friends or family member, or a church leader seeking understanding and guidance. The authors draw on the experiences of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances who have been personally involved with this issue. They use stories, reflections, readings, prayers, cartoons and top tips to suggest practical ways of managing and enriching relationships with God, the church, and other people. Upbeat, brave and open this is based on many Christians' lived experience and includes fifty first hand stories from men and women from all denominations: Brethren, Roman Catholic, high church Anglican, evangelical Anglican, Baptist, Salvation Army, Methodist, Assemblies of God, new church Charismatic, URC, Metropolitan Community Church, Quaker, and liberal Anglo-Catholic.
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9781853119996
Publication Date: 
2013-05-08
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Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality

Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality
$16.00

The fascinating and very moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges and activists behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that led to one of the most important, national civil rights victories in decades--the legalization of same-sex marriage.

In June 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking as Roe v Wade and Brown v Board of Education. Through insider accounts and access to key players, this definitive account reveals the dramatic and previously unreported events behind Obergefell v Hodges and the lives at its center. This is a story of law and love--and a promise made to a dying man who wanted to know how he would be remembered.

Twenty years ago, Jim Obergefell and John Arthur fell in love in Cincinnati, Ohio, a place where gays were routinely picked up by police and fired from their jobs. In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government had to provide married gay couples all the benefits offered to straight couples. Jim and John--who was dying from ALS--flew to Maryland, where same-sex marriage was legal. But back home, Ohio refused to recognize their union, or even list Jim's name on John's death certificate. Then they met Al Gerhardstein, a courageous attorney who had spent nearly three decades advocating for civil rights and who now saw an opening for the cause that few others had before him.

This forceful and deeply affecting narrative--Part Erin Brockovich, part Milk, part Still Alice--chronicles how this grieving man and his lawyer, against overwhelming odds, introduced the most important gay rights case in U.S. history. It is an urgent and unforgettable account that will inspire readers for many years to come.

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9780062456106
Publication Date: 
2017-05-30
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Made to Lead: Empowering Women for Ministry

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$17.00
Women were made to lead. Even in church. Jesus affirmed women as leaders-many contend Mary Magdalene was the first female minister. Yet women in ministry face challenges and obstacles, both from churches and from their own self-doubts. Both men and women miss out when women don't lead. Made to Lead empowers you to live out your calling boldly and confidently. Draw closer to God with relevant biblical examples and heart-felt prayers. Break down stereotypes of women in leadership. And create your own successful reality in which you are a key part of God's holy community.
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9780827223677
Publication Date: 
2016-07-12
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Making the Difference

Making the Difference
$22.00
This book examines the category of gender as it has been and is now understood in the social sciences and its pertinence for religion and theology. Graham's clear work draws on contemporary critical studies of gender (especially feminist scholarship, postmodern theory, and critical studies of men) to shed light on gender's profound import for the understanding of human culture and identity.
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9780800629601
Publication Date: 
1995-12-14
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Male Homosexualities and World Religions

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$35.00
The interest of this book lies at the very center of a recent deployment of homosexual liberation on a larger scale. The reader will be able to understand how each of the traditions studied articulates its own regulatory mechanisms of male sexuality in general, and homosexuality.
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9781349475117
Publication Date: 
2013-11-07
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Many Members, yet One Body: Committed Same-Gender Relationships and the Mission

$10.00
"Many Members, Yet One Body engages biblical texts as well as theological and ecclesiological issues. Each chapter is accompanied by questions for reflection. Nessan's goal is to enable discussion in ways that avoid dividing the community--so that, as he says, "we will find a way to be church together in spite of our disagreements." The book should serve as a welcome guide to open, careful discussion at the congregational level.
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9780806649030
Publication Date: 
2003-12-17
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Mass Rape: The War Against Women in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Mass Rape: The War Against Women in Bosnia-Herzegovina
$20.00
Alexandra Stiglmayer interviewed survivors of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in order to reveal, to a seemingly deaf world, the horrors of that ongoing war in the former Yugoslavia. The women - primarily of Muslim but also of Croatian and Serbian origin - have endured the atrocities of rape and the loss of loved ones. Their testimony, published in the 1993 German edition, is bare, direct, and its cumulative effect overwhelming. The first English edition contains Stiglmayer's updates to her own two essays, one detailing the historical context of the current conflict and the other presenting the core of the book - interviews with some twenty victims of rape as well as interviews with three Serbian perpetrators. Essays investigating mass rape and war from ethnopsychological, sociological, cultural, and medical perspectives are included. New essays by Catharine A. MacKinnon, Rhonda Copelon, and Susan Brownmiller address the crucial issues of recognizing the human rights of women and children. A foreword by Roy Gutman describes war crimes within the context of the UN Tribunal, and an afterword by Cynthia Enloe relates the mass rapes of this war to developments and reactions in the international women's movement. Accounts of torture, murder, mutilation, abduction, sexual enslavement, and systematic attempts to impregnate - all in the name of "ethnic cleansing" - make for the grimmest of reading. However brutal and appalling the information conveyed here, this book cannot and should not be ignored.
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9780803292291
Publication Date: 
1994-01-01
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Mining the Motherlode: Methods in Womanist Ethics

Mining the Motherlode: Methods in Womanist Ethics
$25.00

"Mining the Motherlode" clearly defines the tenets, resources, and methods of womanist Christian social ethics by providing a womanist orientation on how racial and gender ideologies as well as social position inform research methods for this field. Floyd-Thomas accomplishes this by a) articulating the methodological contributions that womanist ethicists have made in this field of Christian ethics; b) distinguishing between 'traditional Christian ethics' and 'liberation ethics'; and c) upholding Black women's moral struggles with race, class, and gender as an essential context to inform ethical inquiry and new possibilities for social justice. Will appeal to a broad scholarly audience.

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9780829815849
Publication Date: 
2006-06-01
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Ministry among God's Queer Folk: LGBTQ Pastoral Care

Ministry among God's Queer Folk: LGBTQ Pastoral Care
$25.00
This practical handbook, written by two self-described queer people of faith, covers the basic skills religious caregivers and ministry students need in order to be effective, enlightened, and supportive pastoral care providers to LGBTQ persons within as well as outside their congregations and communities.
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9780829817065
Publication Date: 
2007-12-06
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Monopoly on Salvation?: A Feminist Approach to Religious Pluralism

$24.95
In a world where religion often fuels ethnic and racial conflicts, and where passionate allegiance to rival creeds engenders violent antagonism among members of the same family, dwellers in the same neighborhood, citizens of the same country, no one can doubt the need to rethink the universalist claims of temple, church, and mosque. For the past few decades, Christian theology tended to regard religious difference as a ""problem"" to be overcome. More recently there has been an effort, however tentative, to view the different religious traditions as rich legacies to be shared by the entire human community. Monopoloy on Salvation? Re-examines missionary history to provide examples of how Christians have engaged across religious boundaries in the past--among them, Paul's letters, the Acts of Thomas, the colonial encounters of Christopher Columbus and Bartolome de las Casas, the missionary engagements of Francis Xavier, Roberto DeNobili, and Matteo Ricci, and modern missions in Africa and India. These representative accounts are seen not only through Christian eyes but also from a perspective of people of other faiths. All this provides the theoretical foundation for a Christian partnership in coequal religious dialogue. But practical resources, as the author shows, are necessary to effectively structure the conversation. A feminist analysis of human identity as multifaceted and intrinsically hybrid provides the insights for engaging across different religious visions without erasing distinctiveness. The culmination of the book is a theology modeled on the life, practice, and witness of Jesus of Nazareth that is open to the many patterns of diverse religions as gifts to humankind.
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9780826417237
Publication Date: 
2005-05-31
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Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics

Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics
$32.00
From an esteemed scholar of American religion and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture wars

Gay marriage, transgender rights, birth control -- sex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age. The origins of these conflicts, historian R. Marie Griffith argues, lie in sharp disagreements that emerged among American Christians a century ago. From the 1920s onward, a once-solid Christian consensus regarding gender roles and sexual morality began to crumble, as liberal Protestants sparred with fundamentalists and Catholics over questions of obscenity, sex education, and abortion. Both those who advocated for greater openness in sexual matters and those who resisted new sexual norms turned to politics to pursue their moral visions for the nation. Moral Combat is a history of how the Christian consensus on sex unraveled, and how this unraveling has made our political battles over sex so ferocious and so intractable.

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9780465094752
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2017-12-12
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More than Chains and Toil: A Christian Work Ethic of Enslaved Women

More than Chains and Toil: A Christian Work Ethic of Enslaved Women
$24.95

In More than Chains and Toil, Joan Martin explores the experiences of enslaved women and the realities of their social world to uncover the interrelationships among moral agency, work, and human meaning. She then reflects ethically on the implications such a distinct perspective on labor might have for women in contemporary African American communities and for broader discussions about the meaning of work in American society.

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9780664258009
Publication Date: 
2000-05-01
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Mostly Straight: Sexual Fluidity Among Men

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$28.00

Most of us assume that sexuality is fixed: either you're straight, gay, or bisexual. Yet an increasing number of young men today say that those categories are too rigid. They are, they insist, "mostly straight." They're straight, but they feel a slight but enduring romantic or sexual desire for men. To the uninitiated, this may not make sense. How can a man be "mostly" straight? Ritch Savin-Williams introduces us to this new world by bringing us the stories of young men who consider themselves to be mostly straight or sexually fluid. By hearing about their lives, we discover a radically new way of understanding sexual and romantic development that upends what we thought we knew about men.

Today there are more mostly straight young men than there are gay and bisexual young men combined. Based on cutting-edge research, Savin-Williams explores the personal stories of forty young men to help us understand the biological and psychological factors that led them to become mostly straight and the cultural forces that are loosening the sexual bind that many boys and young men experience. These young men tell us how their lives have been influenced by their "drop of gayness," from their earliest sexual memories and crushes to their sexual behavior as teenagers and their relationships as young adults. Mostly Straight shows us how these young men are forging a new personal identity that confounds both traditional ideas and conventional scientific opinion.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780674976382
Publication Date: 
2017-11-13
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Mothers of Faith: Motherhood in the Christian Tradition

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$28.00
A Malawi-born Jesuit priest, Sumani approaches motherhood (defined broadly) in the Christian faith tradition through both his own personal context and through scholarly exegesis on many mother figures throughout the long narrative of Christianity.
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9781626982574
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2017-12-14
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My Quests for Hope and Meaning: An Autobiography

My Quests for Hope and Meaning: An Autobiography
$23.00
This book is an autobiography tracing Rosemary Radford Ruether's intellectual development and writing career. Ruether examines the influence of her mother and family on her development and particularly her interactions with the Roman Catholic religious tradition. She delves into her exploration of interfaith relations with Judaism and Islam as well. Her educational formation at Scripps College and the importance of historical theology is also a major emphasis. Mental illness has also affected Ruether's nuclear family in the person of her son, and she details the family's struggle with this issue. Finally in this intellectual autobiography, Ruether explores her long concern and involvement with ecology, feminism, and the quest for a spirituality and practice for a livable planet.
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9781620327128
Publication Date: 
2013-10-02
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Narrative Theory Unbound: Queer and Feminist Interventions

Narrative Theory Unbound: Queer and Feminist Interventions
$40.00
Under the bold banner of Narrative Theory Unbound: Queer and Feminist Interventions, editors Robyn Warhol and Susan S. Lanser gather a diverse spectrum of queer and feminist challenges to the theory and interpretation of narrative. The first edited collection to bring feminist, queer, and narrative theories into direct conversation with one another, this anthology places gender and sexuality at the center of contemporary theorizing about the production, reception, forms, and functions of narrative texts.

Through twenty-one essays prefaced by a cogent history of the field, Narrative Theory Unbound offers new perspectives on narrative discourse and its constituent elements; on intersectional approaches that recognize race, religion, and national culture as integral to understanding sexuality and gender; on queer temporalities; on cognitive research; and on lifewriting in graphic, print, and digital constellations. Exploring genres ranging from reality TV to fairy tales to classical fiction, contributors explore the thorny, contested relationships between feminist and queer theory, on the one hand, and between feminist/queer theory and contemporary narratologies, on the other. Rather than aiming for cohesiveness or conclusiveness, the collection stages open-ended debates designed to unbind the assumptions that have kept gender and sexuality on the periphery of narrative theory.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780814252031
Publication Date: 
2016-06-01
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Neither Saints Nor Sinners

Neither Saints Nor Sinners
$39.95
This book brings together the portraits and autobiographical texts of six 17th-century Latin American women, drawing on primary sources that include Inquisition and canonization records, confessional and mystic journals, and legal defenses and petitions.
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9780195157239
Publication Date: 
2003-08-07
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