Smooth words : women, Proverbs, and performance in biblical wisdom / Carole Fontaine.

This book explores the social roles of women as portrayed within the book of Proverbs, as well as the character archetypes and patriarchal ideologies which undergird the sages' portrayal. Using feminist folklore methodologies and performance studies, the author explores an alternative paradigm...

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Main Author: Fontaine, Carole R.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London ; New York : Sheffield Academic, ©2002.
Series:Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 356.
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505 0 |a List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; To the Reader; Chapter 1 W/WISDOM THE SlGNIFIER; Chapter 2 TEXTUAL WOMEN: THE SOCIAL ROLES OF WOMEN IN THE PRIVATE, PUBLIC AND COSMIC DOMAINS; Chapter 3 WOMEN USING WISDOM: PERFORMING THE TRADITION; Chapter 4 THE WISDOM OF NEWTONS; Chapter 5 CONCLUDING SEMI-SCIENTIFIC POSTSCRIPT; Bibliography; Index of Proverbs and Instructions; Index of References; Index of Authors. 
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