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The Resource Women and modesty in late antiquity, Kate Wilkinson

Women and modesty in late antiquity, Kate Wilkinson

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Women and modesty in late antiquity
Title
Women and modesty in late antiquity
Statement of responsibility
Kate Wilkinson
Title variation
Women & Modesty in Late Antiquity
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a fresh approach to some of the most studied documents relating to Christian female asceticism in the Roman era. Focusing on the letters of advice to the women of the noble Anicia family, Kate Wilkinson argues that conventional descriptions of feminine modesty can reveal spaces of agency and self-formation in early Christian women's lives. She uses comparative data from contemporary ethnographic studies of Muslim, Hindu, and indigenous Pakistani women to draw out the possibilities inherent in codes of modesty. Her analysis also draws on performance studies for close readings of Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome and Pelagius. The book begins by locating itself within the complex terrain of feminist historiography, and then addresses three main modes of modest behavior - dress, domesticity and silence. Finally, it addresses the theme of false modesty and explores women's agency in light of Augustinian and Pelagian conceptions of choice
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkinson, Kate
Dewey number
305.4
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1127
LC item number
.W55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Modesty
  • Women
  • Feminism
Label
Women and modesty in late antiquity, Kate Wilkinson
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Spectacular modesty; 2. Apparel, identity, and agency: Demetrias dresses herself; 3. Publicity and domesticity; 4. The modest mouth; 5. Performance anxiety: hypocrisy and sincerity in the performance of modesty; 6. Modest agencies; Conclusion
Control code
CR9781139343343
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107030275
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Women and modesty in late antiquity, Kate Wilkinson
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Spectacular modesty; 2. Apparel, identity, and agency: Demetrias dresses herself; 3. Publicity and domesticity; 4. The modest mouth; 5. Performance anxiety: hypocrisy and sincerity in the performance of modesty; 6. Modest agencies; Conclusion
Control code
CR9781139343343
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107030275
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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