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The Resource Religious statues and personhood : testing the role of materiality, Amy Whitehead

Religious statues and personhood : testing the role of materiality, Amy Whitehead

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Religious statues and personhood : testing the role of materiality
Title
Religious statues and personhood
Title remainder
testing the role of materiality
Statement of responsibility
Amy Whitehead
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Objects such as statues and icons have long been problematic in the study of religion, especially in European Christianities. Through examining two groups, the contemporary Pagan Glastonbury Goddess religion in the Southwest of England and a cult of the Virgin Mary in Andalusia, Spain, Amy Whitehead asserts that objects can be more than representational or symbolic. In the context of increasing academic interest in materiality in religions and cultures, she shows how statues, or 'things', are not always interacted with as if they are inert material against which we typically define ourselves as 'modern' humans.Bringing two distinct cultures and religions into tension, animism and 'the fetish' are used as ways in which to think about how humans interact with religious statues in Western Europe and beyond. Both theoretical and descriptive, the book illustrates how religions and cultural practices can be re-examined as performances that necessarily involve not only human persons, but also objects"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Amy
Dewey number
202/.18
Index
index present
LC call number
BL473.5
LC item number
.W45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goddesses
  • Idols and images
  • Statues
  • Women in art
  • Matter
  • Glastonbury (England)
  • Alcalá de los Gazules (Spain)
  • RELIGION / General
Label
Religious statues and personhood : testing the role of materiality, Amy Whitehead
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-194) 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. Introduction -- 2. The problem of materiality -- 3. The Virgin of Alcala de los Gazules -- 4. The Glastonbury Goddess, England -- 5. Relationships, relating, relationality -- 6. Statue persons -- 7. Performance, display and relational aesthetics -- 8. Gift, value and the retish: testing the roles of 0fferings -- Conclusion
Control code
849209607
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 198 pages
Isbn
9781441110282
Lccn
2013025587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)849209607
Label
Religious statues and personhood : testing the role of materiality, Amy Whitehead
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-194) 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. Introduction -- 2. The problem of materiality -- 3. The Virgin of Alcala de los Gazules -- 4. The Glastonbury Goddess, England -- 5. Relationships, relating, relationality -- 6. Statue persons -- 7. Performance, display and relational aesthetics -- 8. Gift, value and the retish: testing the roles of 0fferings -- Conclusion
Control code
849209607
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 198 pages
Isbn
9781441110282
Lccn
2013025587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)849209607

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