|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-165) and indexes.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 SEX, CULTURE, AND BIBLICAL NARRATIVE; Chapter 2 AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK FOR READING; Chapter 3 A NARRATOLOGICAL METHOD OF ANALYSIS; Chapter 4 TEXTUAL ANALYSES; Chapter 5 CONCLUSIONS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
|| In this original work, Stone studies the structure and social presuppositions of several narratives from the Deuteronomistic History in which sexual activity plays a significant role. Both narratological and anthropological tools are utilized in the textual analysis. Stone interestingly notes the link between sexual activity, gender and prestige structures; the emphasis on male contest and female chastity discussed by anthropologists of honour and shame; and the role of the exchange of women in relations between men. In each story, sexual practice is primarily related to male struggles for hon.
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