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Author Doniger, Wendy.
Title The implied spider : politics and theology in myth / Wendy Doniger.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2011.
Edition [Updated edition].

Author Doniger, Wendy.
Series Columbia classics in religion
Columbia classics in religion.
Subject Myth -- Study and teaching -- Methodology.
Mythology -- Study and teaching -- Methodology.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 232 pages).
Edition [Updated edition].
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Microscopes and telescopes -- Dark cats, barking dogs, chariots, and knives -- Implied spiders and the politics of individualism -- Micromyths, macromyths, and multivocality -- Mother Goose and the voices of women -- Textual pluralism and academic pluralism.
Summary Wendy Doniger's foundational study is both modern in its engagement with a diverse range of religions and refreshingly classic in its transhistorical, cross-cultural approach. By responsibly analyzing patterns and themes across context, Doniger reinvigorates the comparative reading of religion, tapping into a wealth of narrative traditions, from the instructive tales of Judaism and Christianity to the moral lessons of the Bhagavad Gita. She extracts political meaning from a variety of texts while respecting the original ideas of each. A new preface confronts the difficulty of contextualizing the comparison of religions as well as controversies over choosing subjects and positioning arguments, and the text itself is expanded and updated throughout.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780231527118 (electronic bk.)
023152711X (electronic bk.)
9780231156417 (print)
0231156413 (print)
9780231156424 (print ; pbk.)
0231156421 (print ; pbk.)
Publisher # EB00640069 Recorded Books
OCLC # 695530607
Additional Format Print version: Doniger, Wendy. Implied spider. [Updated ed.]. New York : Columbia University Press, 2011 9780231156417 (DLC) 2010009976 (OCoLC)558672554

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