publication . Article . 2016

Stealing Lot’s Wife and Daughters From the Bible: A Response to Rozmarin’s “Staying Alive”

Alison Laura Stone; Alison Laura Stone;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2016 Journal: Studies in Gender and Sexuality, volume 17, pages 254-261 (issn: 1524-0657, eissn: 1940-9206, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This article is a response to Rozmarin’s re-reading of the biblical story of Lot’s wife in her article “Staying Alive” (this issue). I begin by filling out the intellectual background to and rationale for Rozmarin’s project, which is to re-interpret this story as offering an alternative to the Western cultural law of matricide. I consider some further alternative meanings contained in the figures of Lot’s wife and daughters inspired by but not wholly in agreement with Rozmarin. I conclude by returning to broader questions about the feminist project of stealing female figures from texts of the patriarchal tradition.
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free text keywords: Gender Studies, Biblical story, Psychoanalysis, Wife, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Sociology
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