Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8697
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Reineke , Martha J.
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  • Title: This Is My Body: Reflections on Abjection, Anorexia, and Medieval Women Mystics [Drawing on the feminist theoretical work of thinkers like Julia Kristeva and Rene Girard, the author argues that women mystics' self-imposed starvation mirrors threats against the social body of late medieval Christendom, and reveals the fractures at the base of phallocentric European culture. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Journal of the American Academy of Religion 58, 2 (Summer 1990): Pages 245 - 265.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Asceticism Anorexia Nervosa Body Feminist Theory Monasticism Mystics Psychoanalytic Theory Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Northern Iowa
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00027189
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