Gossips, Gorgons and Crones: The Fates of the Earth

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 1993 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 369 pages
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Gossips, Gorgons & Crones is the first comprehensive analysis of nuclear-age culture and the accompanying return of female Powers. Based in feminist, pre-patriarchal, and Native American philosophies, this book provides a biting critique of patriarchal practices, myths, and values, including family values.
 

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The advent of atomic and nuclear weaponry has greatly influenced American society since 1946. In this strong, insightful book, Caputi (American studies, Univ. of New Mexico) investigates and critiques ... Read full review

Contents

Nuclear Fashion
27
Nuclear Pornography
43
Nuclear Theology
61
Word Magic A Praisesong for the Gossip
73
Speaking About the Unspeakable
81
The Nuclear Family Goes Critical
99
Unthinkable Fathering
117
From Psychic Numbing to Psychic Activism
141
Increasing the Signs of Aging The Plenitude of the Crone
217
Look Me in the Eye
231
The Change of Life
245
The Fates of the Earth
265
The Future Is Female or the New World Chaos
275
EPILOGUE
291
NOTES
293
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
343

Menstrual Secrets The Gorgon in the Reactor
159
Respecting Limits Not Going Where No Man Has Gone Before
169
Facing the Unfaceable
195
INDEX
353
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
369
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Jane Caputi is a professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico. She is author of The Age of Sex Crime and worked with Mary Daly on Webster's First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language.

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