Off With Her Head!

Off With Her Head!

The Denial Of Women's Identity In Myth, Religion, And Culture

eBook - 1995
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Explores the theme that women are objectified as sexual and reproductive bodies by symbolic beheading in myths and by such practices as veiling, head coverings, and cosmetic highlighting. Shows how women's heads link them to speech, identity, and mind, all characteristics classically reserved for men, and how beheading women reduces them to mute and anonymous flesh. Most of the examples are drawn from Oriental, classical Greek and Roman, and early Christian contexts, but some modern cases are also examined. The seven essays were presented at a panel of the American Academy of Religion, date and place not noted. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995.
ISBN: 9780585139722
0585139725
Characteristics: ix, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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