Encountering Kali: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West

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"The editors take us from the margin, through the center, to the West, "through the shifting lenses of scriptural history, temple architecture, political violence, feminist and psychoanalytic criticism, autobiographical reflection, and the goddess's recent guises on the Internet," a round tour of an obscure, dense, powerful subject."--News India Times

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"Encountering Kali" explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen - the Hindu goddess Kali. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a Tantric sexual partner, and an all-loving, compassionate Mother. Popular and scholarly interest in her has been on the rise in the West in recent years. Responding to this phenomenon, this volume focuses on the complexities involved in interpreting Kali in both her indigenous South Asian settings and her more recent Western incarnations. Using scriptural history, temple architecture, political violence, feminist and psychoanalytic criticism, autobiographical reflection, and the goddess' recent guises on the Internet, the contributors pose questions relevant to our understanding of Kali, as they illuminate the problems and promises inherent in every act of cross-cultural interpretation.

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Descripción University of California Press, United States, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 224 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Encountering Kali explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen - the Hindu goddess Kali. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a Tantric sexual partner, and an all-loving, compassionate Mother. Popular and scholarly interest in her has been on the rise in the West in recent years. Responding to this phenomenon, this volume focuses on the complexities involved in interpreting Kali in both her indigenous South Asian settings and her more recent Western incarnations. Using scriptural history, temple architecture, political violence, feminist and psychoanalytic criticism, autobiographical reflection, and the goddess recent guises on the Internet, the contributors pose questions relevant to our understanding of Kali, as they illuminate the problems and promises inherent in every act of cross-cultural interpretation. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780520232402

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Descripción University of California Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Encountering Kali: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West, Rachel Fell McDermott, Jeffrey J. Kripal, "Encountering Kali" explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen - the Hindu goddess Kali. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a Tantric sexual partner, and an all-loving, compassionate Mother. Popular and scholarly interest in her has been on the rise in the West in recent years. Responding to this phenomenon, this volume focuses on the complexities involved in interpreting Kali in both her indigenous South Asian settings and her more recent Western incarnations. Using scriptural history, temple architecture, political violence, feminist and psychoanalytic criticism, autobiographical reflection, and the goddess' recent guises on the Internet, the contributors pose questions relevant to our understanding of Kali, as they illuminate the problems and promises inherent in every act of cross-cultural interpretation. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780520232402

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Descripción University of California Press, United States, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 224 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Encountering Kali explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen - the Hindu goddess Kali. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a Tantric sexual partner, and an all-loving, compassionate Mother. Popular and scholarly interest in her has been on the rise in the West in recent years. Responding to this phenomenon, this volume focuses on the complexities involved in interpreting Kali in both her indigenous South Asian settings and her more recent Western incarnations. Using scriptural history, temple architecture, political violence, feminist and psychoanalytic criticism, autobiographical reflection, and the goddess recent guises on the Internet, the contributors pose questions relevant to our understanding of Kali, as they illuminate the problems and promises inherent in every act of cross-cultural interpretation. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780520232402

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Descripción University of California Press, 2003. Estado de conservación: New. 2003. 0th Edition. Paperback. Explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen - the Hindu goddess Kali. This title focuses on the complexities involved in interpreting Kali in both her indigenous South Asian settings and her Western incarnations. It illuminates the problems and promises inherent in various acts of cross-cultural interpretation. Editor(s): McDermott, Rachel Fell; Kripal, Jeffrey J. Num Pages: 339 pages, 14 b/w photographs, 15 line illustrations, 1 map. BIC Classification: HRG. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 227 x 156 x 21. Weight in Grams: 518. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780520232402

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