Woman As Healer
Paperback ISBN: 0877736162
This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. Drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, botany, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences, Jeanne Achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers; the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages; the development of midwifery and nursing as women's professions in the nineteenth century; and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.
In the Wake of the Goddesses
Women, Culture and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth
Paperback ISBN: 0449907465
Considers the role and representation of women in polytheistic religions and compares it with the treatment of women in the Judeo-Christian scheme of beliefs. Original.
Beyond the Veil
Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society
Paperback ISBN: 0253204232
"Required reading... " -- Elizabeth Fernea, The University of Texas at Austin "If a reader were to select only one book in order to gain insight into women's status and prospects in Islamic society, this study should be the one chosen for its clarity, honesty, depth of knowledge and thought-provoking qualities." -- Arab Book World In this expanded and updated edition, with a new introduction on Muslim women and fundamentalism, Mernissi argues that Islamic fundamentalism is in part a defense against recent changes in sex roles and perceptions of sexual identity.
Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema
Paperback ISBN: 0253203163
"There is hardly a page in this collection of hard-thought and brilliantly written essays that does not yield some new insight." -- Hayden White "... de Lauretis's writing is brisk and refreshingly lucid." -- International Film Guide
An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Paperback ISBN: 0679740244
The author describes her Mormon upbringing, juxtaposing these reminiscences with discussions of the flooding of a wildlife bird sanctuary and its effect on that ecosystem, and her family's legacy of cancer.