The lonely goddess : the lack of benevolent female relationships in Hindu and Shi'ite mythology

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Tobler, Judith en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Isaacs-Martin, Wendy Jane en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-01T12:51:58Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-01T12:51:58Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Isaacs-Martin, W. 2003. The lonely goddess : the lack of benevolent female relationships in Hindu and Shi'ite mythology. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10887
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 105-116. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This minor dissertation engages a theoretical feminist discourse to identify the lack of benevolent female relationships in the development of religious mythology. The study explores two diverse belief systems, Hinduism and Shi'ism, in order to demonstrate that the feminine is reduced to a subservient and controlled creative force across different religious and cultural systems. The study further develops the roles of the woman in the religious tradition, as mother and nurse to the hero and the guardian of male symbols and language. I have drawn on the feminist critical analysis of Luce Irigaray, and on classical Hindu and Shi'ite myth, to discern ways in which the femaile has been alienated from patriarchal social reality, due to the male-defined construction of the sacred, divine and submissive woman. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.title The lonely goddess : the lack of benevolent female relationships in Hindu and Shi'ite mythology en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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