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The Resource Judith, sexual warrior : women and power in Western culture, Margarita Stocker

Judith, sexual warrior : women and power in Western culture, Margarita Stocker

Label
Judith, sexual warrior : women and power in Western culture
Title
Judith, sexual warrior
Title remainder
women and power in Western culture
Statement of responsibility
Margarita Stocker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Old Testament story of the widow Judith - the irresistible siren who lured her people's deadly enemy, Holofernes, to his death, beheading him to save Jerusalem - is an enduring cultural myth in Western society. In this book, Margarita Stocker explores the Western fascination with the image of Judith and the abundance of interpretations that have surrounded her at different times from the early Middle Ages to the present. The myth of Judith provides an important key to modern society's view of women and power, she argues. In dealing with the threatening image of a powerful femme fatale who is also a saint, the vested interests of Western culture have deliberately, often deviously, subverted images of sex and death as a way of marginalising women and protecting traditional notions of masculinity."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stocker, Margarita
Dewey number
229/.2406
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1735.2
LC item number
.S76 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in the Bible
  • Judith
Label
Judith, sexual warrior : women and power in Western culture, Margarita Stocker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginning -- 2. The Gorgeous Gorgon: Women and Power in the Myths of Judith -- 3. Her Virtue Was Vice: Christian Allegory and the Selling of Sex -- 4. Worshipping Women: The Battle of the Sexes in Reformation Europe -- 5. The Monstrous Regiment of Judiths: Power and Gender in the Renaissance -- 6. Hanging's Too Good for Her: Assassins, Tyrants and Executioners -- 7. The Dark Angel: Romantic Criminals and Oriental Others -- 8. Judy and Punch: Marriage and 'Fallen Women' -- 9. Reader, I Murdered Him: Criminality and the Uncanny -- 10. Framing the Femme Fatale: Sexology in the Fin de Siecle -- 11. Judith's List: Identity and the Final Solution -- 12. Woman with a Gun: Terrorism, Power and Paranoia -- 13. Judith the Ripper: Feminists and Serial Killers
Control code
37836745
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 278 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300073652
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97045503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Judith, sexual warrior : women and power in Western culture, Margarita Stocker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginning -- 2. The Gorgeous Gorgon: Women and Power in the Myths of Judith -- 3. Her Virtue Was Vice: Christian Allegory and the Selling of Sex -- 4. Worshipping Women: The Battle of the Sexes in Reformation Europe -- 5. The Monstrous Regiment of Judiths: Power and Gender in the Renaissance -- 6. Hanging's Too Good for Her: Assassins, Tyrants and Executioners -- 7. The Dark Angel: Romantic Criminals and Oriental Others -- 8. Judy and Punch: Marriage and 'Fallen Women' -- 9. Reader, I Murdered Him: Criminality and the Uncanny -- 10. Framing the Femme Fatale: Sexology in the Fin de Siecle -- 11. Judith's List: Identity and the Final Solution -- 12. Woman with a Gun: Terrorism, Power and Paranoia -- 13. Judith the Ripper: Feminists and Serial Killers
Control code
37836745
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 278 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300073652
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97045503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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