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Women's Authority and Leadership in a Hindu Goddess Tradition (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017) Loot Price: R2,399
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Women's Authority and Leadership in a Hindu Goddess Tradition (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Nanette R. Spina

Women's Authority and Leadership in a Hindu Goddess Tradition (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)

Nanette R. Spina

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This book investigates women's ritual authority and the common boundaries between religion and notions of gender, ethnicity, and identity. Nanette R. Spina situates her study within the transnational Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi movement established by the Tamil Indian guru, Bangaru Adigalar. One of the most prominent, defining elements of this tradition is that women are privileged with positions of leadership and ritual authority. This represents an extraordinary shift from orthodox tradition in which religious authority has been the exclusive domain of male Brahmin priests. Presenting historical and contemporary perspectives on the transnational Adhiparasakthi organization, Spina analyzes women's roles and means of expression within the tradition. The book takes a close look at the Adhiparasakthi society in Toronto, Canada (a Hindu community in both its transnational and diasporic dimensions), and how this Canadian temple has both shaped and demonstrated their own diasporic Hindu identity. The Toronto Adhiparasakthi society illustrates how Goddess theology, women's ritual authority, and "inclusivity" ethics have dynamically shaped the identity of this prominent movement overseas. Based on years of ethnographic fieldwork, the volume draws the reader into the rich textures of culture, community, and ritual life with the Goddess.

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Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2017
First published: 2017
Authors: Nanette R. Spina
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 327
Edition: 1st ed. 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-137-58908-8
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Hinduism
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Hinduism
LSN: 1-137-58908-6
Barcode: 9781137589088

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