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Women in Japanese Religions
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New York Univ Pr
Publication date May 29, 2015
Pages 237
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781479884063
ISBN-10 1479884065
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.84 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Other format details university press
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Scholars have widely acknowledged the persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat women. Much existing scholarship depicts Japan’s religious traditions as mere means of oppression. But this view raises a question: How have ambivalent and even misogynistic religious discourses on gender still come to inspire devotion and emulation among women?

In Women in Japanese Religions, Barbara R. Ambros examines the roles that women have played in the religions of Japan. An important corrective to more common male-centered narratives of Japanese religious history, this text presents a synthetic long view of Japanese religions from a distinct angle that has typically been discounted in standard survey accounts of Japanese religions.

Drawing on a diverse collection of writings by and about women, Ambros argues that ambivalent religious discourses in Japan have not simply subordinated women but also given them religious resources to pursue their own interests and agendas. Comprising nine chapters organized chronologically, the book begins with the archeological evidence of fertility cults and the early shamanic ruler Himiko in prehistoric Japan and ends with an examination of the influence of feminism and demographic changes on religious practices during the “lost decades” of the post-1990 era. By viewing Japanese religious history through the eyes of women, Women in Japanese Religions presents a new narrative that offers strikingly different vistas of Japan’s pluralistic traditions than the received accounts that foreground male religious figures and male-dominated institutions.

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9781479827626 | details & prices | 237 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $65.00
About: Scholars have widely acknowledged the persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat women.
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9781479884063 | details & prices | 237 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Scholars have widely acknowledged the persistent ambivalence with which the Japanese religious traditions treat women.

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