Women, Ideology and Violence (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)
Cheryl Anderson examines the laws relating to women that are found in the Book of the Covenant and the Deuteronomic law. She argues that the laws can be divided into those that treat women similarly to men (defined as 'inclusive'...
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Cheryl Anderson examines the laws relating to women that are found in the Book of the Covenant and the Deuteronomic law. She argues that the laws can be divided into those that treat women similarly to men (defined as 'inclusive' laws) and those that treat women differently ('exclusive' laws). This study then suggests that the exclusive laws, which construct gender as male dominance/female subordination, do not just describe violence against women but are inherently violent toward women. As a non-historical critique of ideology, critical theory is used to offer analytical insights that have significant implications for understanding gender constructions in both ancient and contemporary settings. This is volume 394 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series.
CHERYL ANDERSON is the director of instruction at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, NY. She received the LPGA's 2006 National Teacher of the Year award and is one of Golf for Women's 50 Top Women Teachers in America. ý BRIAN A. CROWELL is the head golf professional at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY. In 2003 he was awarded the Horton Smith Award for his contributions to golf education. ý TOM MACKIN has been an associate editor at GOLF Magazine and a contributing editor for Zagat's "America's Top Golf Courses,"
- Acknowledgments; Publication Abbreviations; Law Code Abbreviations; Chapter 1; Women, Ideology, And Violence: Critical Theory And The Construction Of Gender In The Book Of The Covenant And The Deuteronomic Law; 1. Introduction; A. Law As Ideology; B. Law As Speech Acts; C. The Construction Of Gender; D. Law As Violence; 2. Previous Research On The Role Of Biblical Law; A. Did The Laws Serve A Legal Purpose? B. Can Ancient Israelite Society Be Reconstructed From The Biblical Laws? 3. Methodological Considerations; Chapter 2; A Survey Of The Laws On Women In The Book Of The Covenant And The Deuteronomic Law; 1. Introduction; 2. Inclusive Laws; 1. Inclusive Laws: The Treatment Of Male And Female Slaves; A. Striking A Male Or Female Slave; B. Male Or Female Slave Gored By An Ox; C. Male Or Female Debt Slave; 2. Inclusive Laws: The Treatment Of Men And Women In Family Matters; A. Respect For Mothers And Fathers; B. Widows; 3. Inclusive Laws: The Treatment Of Men And Woman In The Cult; A. Male And Female Cross-dressing; B. Male And Female Prostitution; 1. Female Reference: Sorcery; 2. Male Reference: Sorcery; 3. Male Reference: Apostasy; 3. Exclusive Laws; 1. Injury To A Pregnant Female; 2. Genital Grabbing By A Female; 1. Father And Daughter: Intercourse With An Unbetrothed Virgin; 2. Engaged Man And Woman; 3. Husband And Wife; A. Newlywed Exemption; B. Bride Accused Of Sexual Immorality; C. Adultery; D. Primogeniture; E. Incest; F. Restriction Of Remarriage; 4. Deceased Husband And Widow: Levirate Marriage; 5. Female War Captive; 4. Conclusions; Chapter 3; The Construction Of Identity In The Bc And Dl; 1. Introduction; 2. The Construction Of Identity: The Inclusive Laws Of The Bc And Dl; 1. Slaves And Debt Slaves; 2. The Marginalized: The Widow, Orphan And Stranger; 1. Concern Of The Privileged For The Poor And Marginalized; 2. Cultic Practices; A. Centralization Of Worship; B. Cultic Orthodoxy; 3. Fertility; 3. The Construction Of Gender Identity: The Exclusive Laws Of The Bc And Dl; 1. The Female Body Submits To Male Authority; 2. The Female Body Is Meant For Sex With Men; 3. The Female Body Is Meant For Maternity; 4. The Legitimation Of Identity; 5. Conclusions; Chapter 4; Law, Gender, And Violence; 1. Introduction; 2. Gender Theory And The Construction Of Mascullnity In The Bc And Dl; 1. A Law Is Male If It Systematically Favors Men And Oppresses Women; 2. A Law Is Male If It Is Neutral In Form But Has A Disproportionately Negative Impact On Females; A. Sorcery; B. Apostasy; C. Centralization Of Worship; 3. A Law Is Male If It Embodies Only The Male Experience; 1. From The Subordination Of Women To The Repression Of The Feminine; 2. From The Repression Of The Feminine To The Construction Of Masculinity; 3. Conclusions; Chapter 5; Implications; 1. Dominance/subordination And Violence Against Women Today; A. Dominance/subordination: Historical Contexts; B. Dominance/subordination: Contemporary Context; 2. Biblical Interpretation In A Culture Of Vio