Unspoken Worlds: Women's Religious Lives in Non-Western Cultures

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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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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.

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Introduction. Part I: Encounter: Extraordinary Women. 1. Martha B. Binford: Julia: An East African Diviner. 2. Debra Campbell: The Catholic Earth Mother: Dorothy Day and Women's Power in the Church. 3. Rosetta E. Ross: Religious Responsibility and Community Service in the U.S. South: The Activism of Victoria Way DeLee. 4. Charles S. J. White: Mother Guru: Jnanananda of Madras, India. Part II: Women Called by Spirits: Shamans and Savants. 5. Youngsook Kim Harvey: Possession Sickness and Women Shamans in Korea. 6. Randall L. Nadeau: Harmonizing Family and Cosmos: Shamanic Women in Chinese Religion. Part III: 7. Doranne Jacobson: Golden Handprints and Red-Painted Feet: Hindu Childbirth Rituals in Central India. 8. Susan S. Wadley: Hindu Women's Family and Household Rites in a North Indian Village. 9. James M. Freeman: The Ladies of Lord Krishna: Rituals of Middle-Aged Women in Eastern India. 10. Virginia Kerns: Garifuna Women and the Work of Mourning (Central America). 11. Anne H. Betteridge: The Controversial Vows of Urban Muslim Women in Iran. 12. Fatima Mernissi: Women, Saints, and Sanctuaries in Morocco. Part IV: Out of the Shadows: Women in Male-Dominated Systems. 13. Erika Friedl: Islam and Tribal Women in a Village in Iran. 14. Kyoko Motomochi Nakamura: No Women's Liberation: The Heritage of a Woman Prophet in Modern Japan. 15. Robert M. Baum: Alinesitoue: A Diola Woman Prophet in West Africa. 16. Nancy Auer Falk: The Case of the Vanishing Nuns: The Fruits of Ambivalence in Ancient Indian Buddhism. 17. Ulrike Strasser: Bones of Contention: Catholic Nuns Resist Their Enclosure. 18. Marian Henriquez Neudel: Innovation and Tradition in a Contemporary Midwestern Jewish Congregation. Part V: Success Stories: Women and Men In Balance or Equality. 19. Reginald A. Ray: Accomplished Women in Tantric Buddhism of Medieval India and Tibet. 20. Joseph M Bastien: Rosinta, Rats and the River: Bad Luck is Banished in Andean Bolivia. 21. Sylvia Marcos: Women's Religious Space in Mexico. 22. Susan M. Setta: When Christ is a Woman: Theology and Practice in the Shaker Tradition. Part VI Women's Power: Mythical Models and Sacred Sources. 23. Karen McCarthy Brown: Mama Lola and the Ezilis: Themes of Mothering and Loving in Haitian Vodou. 24. Ines Talamantez: The Presence of Isanaklesh: A Native American Goddess and the Path of Pollen. 25. Rita M. Gross: Menstruation and Childbirth as Ritual and Religious Experience Among Native Australians.

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