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Writing Catholic Women: Contemporary International Catholic Girlhood Narratives
This work examines the interplay of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, and sexuality through the lens of Catholicism in a wide range of works by women writers, forging interdisciplinary connections among women's studies, religion, and late twentieth-century literature. Discussing a diverse group of authors, Jeana DelRosso posits that the girlhood narratives of such writ ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 6th 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan
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This book offers an examination of literature by contemporary Catholic women -- a topic largely ignored in academia. As the author notes, scholars of gender and sexuality have largely ignored religion as a category of analysis because of its assumed complicity with patriarchy. This assumption has often resulted in an oversimplified view of the impact of religion and in this case specifically of Catholicism on women's lives. The author focuses on narratives of Catholic girlhood in order to show h ...more