Author: Christine Vogt-WilliamPublish On: 2014-10-02
Transgressive Transculturality in Contemporary South Asian Diasporic Women's Novels Christine Vogt-William ... Pappy, who had married his first wife Etwaria under bamboo, leaves her after converting to Christianity, to marry another ...
Author: Christine Vogt-William
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
South Asian diasporas can be considered transcultural legacies of colonialism, while constituting transcultural forms of postcolonial reality in today’s globalised world. The main focus of investigation here is South Asian women’s fiction, where diverse forms of identity negotiation undertaken by the protagonists in a number of contemporary novels (from the 1990s to the early 2000s) are read as transgressions. The themes of early gendered experiences of South Asian indentured labour migration, female genealogies and transmissions of cultural heritages down female lines, as well as negotiations of patriarchal violence, are read using a framework culled from postcolonial and feminist criticism. The literary representations of South Asian diasporic female experience in these texts are forms of commentary and critique by contemporary South Asian diasporic women writers. Hence these novels can be viewed as feminist strategies of textual creativity with distinct political aims of presenting transformative narratives addressing the tensions of diaspora and patriarchy. This book is intended to contribute to the current spectrum of academic work being done in diaspora studies, in that it brings together the concepts of diaspora, transculturality, contemporary women’s writing and transnational feminist critical approaches to bear on South Asian women’s diasporic literature. Contrary to the celebratory notion of the concept in much theory, transculturality, as represented in these texts, is fraught with ambivalence.
He was to have met us at Tittippu , but had been detained owing to a fatal accident which had happened to a Christian woman . A bamboo trap had been set for a bear . The poor woman touched the string , and the pointed bamboo pierced her ...
He was to have met us at Tittippu ; but had been detained owing to a fatal accident which had happened to a Christian woman . A bamboo trap had been set for a bear . The poor woman touched the string ; and the pointed bamboo pierced her ...
Okay, mini-women, let's get clear on one thing before we start talking about getting up and moving around. I'm going to encourage you to exercise so you'll be healthy and strong—not so you will lose weight and look like a starving model ...
Author: Nancy N. Rue
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In this fun and interactive book from bestselling author Nancy Rue, all the questions girls 8 to 12 ask about their changing bodies and growing up are answered, along with advice and health tips designed to help you become the confident, beautiful young woman God created you to be. Whether you’re noticing new curves and hair growing where it never did before, or feel like your emotions are always on the surface, you likely have a lot of questions about what is going on inside you … and what it means. No matter how big the question or how embarrassing it may sound, Nancy Rue is here with answers. Inside You! A Christian Girl’s Guide to Growing Up, you’ll discover: honest answers to your changing-body questions health and beauty tips quizzes and journaling space to help you figure out where you are in your puberty journey medical and spiritual facts on the things you wonder about advice from girls like you who have been where you are Most importantly, you’ll discover the true beauty that is revealed as you grow closer to God, and all the things you’re going through are actually part of his plan for the beautiful, confident, grown-up you! You! A Christian Girl’s Guide to Growing Up: can be used as a supplement to school health classes looks at puberty from a Christian perspective helps make adolescence understandable and manageable for young girls features a conversational tone and fun features
A popular Philippine creation myth narrates the simultaneous emergence of man and woman from bamboo, a powerful symbolic ... Christian discoursesand theological reflections, and usesit aslensto examine postcolonialfemale leadership.
Author: Hogan, Linda
Publisher: Orbis Books
The growing body of feminist literature in the late 20th and early 21st centuries demonstrates the phenomenal advances of feminist thought and movements in the context of church and society. Characteristic of this growth is the re-location of issues from the global North, and broadening of focus to include voices from the global South. In the context of globalization new vistas and voices are emerging that trace new directions and seek to rephrase the central questions in the feminist discourse. This volume aims to highlight the changing face and color of feminist theological discourse, recognize innovative research in the field, and facilitate a global conversation among feminists engaged in theological ethics in the world church.
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Author: David W. Kling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Conversion has played a central role in the history of Christianity. In this first in-depth and wide-ranging narrative history, David Kling examines the dynamic of turning to the Christian faith by individuals, families, and people groups. Global in reach, the narrative progresses from early Christian beginnings in the Roman world to Christianity's expansion into Europe, the Americas, China, India, and Africa. Conversion is often associated with a particular strand of modern Christianity (evangelical) and a particular type of experience (sudden, overwhelming). However, when examined over two millennia, it emerges as a phenomenon far more complex than any one-dimensional profile would suggest. No single, unitary paradigm defines conversion and no easily explicable process accounts for why people convert to Christianity. Rather, a multiplicity of factors-historical, personal, social, geographical, theological, psychological, and cultural-shape the converting process. A History of Christian Conversion not only narrates the conversions of select individuals and peoples, it also engages current theories and models to explain conversion, and examines recurring themes in the conversion process: divine presence, gender and the body, agency and motivation, testimony and memory, group- and self-identity, "authentic" and "nominal" conversion, and modes of communication. Accessible to scholars, students, and those with a general interest in conversion, Kling's book is the most satisfying and comprehensive account of conversion in Christian history to date; this major work will become a standard must-read in conversion studies.
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