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Sexual Politics in the Biblical Narrative: Reading the Hebrew Bible as a Woman

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In this challenging collection of essays, Esther Fuchs focuses on type-scenes as a way of demonstrating the mechanisms by which the text validates male power and superiority. She also deconstructs biblical sexual politics by asking whose interest is being served by the good women of the Bible.

  • Collection of essays by Esther Fuchs
  • Textual and literary notes
  • All Scripture references linked to the Bibles in your library
  • Title: Sexual Politics in the Biblical Narrative: Reading the Hebrew Bible as a Woman
  • Author: Esther Fuchs
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Series: Gender and the Bible Collection
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 248

Esther Fuchs, PhD, is the author of numerous academic books and essays in Hebrew literature, Israel studies, Holocaust studies and biblical studies. She taught for over a quarter of a century at the University of Arizona, as a tenured professor of Judaic studies, and prior to that she taught at the University of Texas in Austin and at Brandeis University. Her interest is focused on the intersection of gender, identity and scholarship in Jewish studies. Among her publications are Cunning Innocence: Ironic Art in S.Y. Agnon’s Work (1985 in Hebrew), Israeli Mythogynies: Women in Contemporary Hebrew Fiction (1987), Women and the Holocaust: Narrative and Representation (1999), Sexual Politics in the Biblical Narrative: Reading the Hebrew Bible as a Woman (2000), Israeli Women’s Studies: A Reader (2005) and Israeli Feminist Scholarship: Gender, Zionism and Difference (2014). She is the co-editor of On the Cutting Edge: The Study of Women in Biblical Worlds (2004), and her latest book is Feminist Theory and the Bible.

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    $24.99

    Digital list price: $32.99
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