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Becoming the goddess: female subjectivity and the passion of the Goddess Radha

Abstract:

While women in every culture have learned to identify with male heroes in forming their own subjectivity as rational feeling and flourishing agents, India has a long history of men identifying with female spiritual exemplars. Here we address Zizek or Kristeva's call for a "strong self" grounding ethical and spiritual commitment across genders, by asking what kind of subjectivity can inspire such transformative empathy able to attract a range of selves across gendered and social divides to "be...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Department:
Humanities Division - Theology Faculty

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Regent's Park College
Role:
Editor
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Volume:
2
Pages:
199-215
Host title:
New topics in feminist philosophy of religion: contestations and transcendence incarnate
Publication date:
2010
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URN:
uuid:c6594c95-340f-4a52-8134-b45bdc409e5a
Local pid:
ora:4651
ISBN:
"9781402068331"

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