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dc.contributor.authorLelwica, Michelle M.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-26T18:11:09Z
dc.date.available2014-11-26T18:11:09Z
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.citationLelwica, Michelle Mary. Fulfilling femininity and transcending the flesh: traditional religious beliefs and gender ideals in popular women's magazines. Journal of Religion & Society. 1999, 01/01. 1en_US
dc.identifier.issn1522-5658en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/64449
dc.description.abstractThis article analyzes and assesses two prominent religious themes - the transcendence of the flesh and the association between women and the body - as they appear in popular women's magazines. Such themes are tacitly embedded in these texts' iconography and stories, which define the identity and virtue of womanhood through the body, and which make the achievement of this feminine ideal contingent on the transcendence of physical processes and needs. The religious beliefs that holiness depends on subduing the flesh and its cravings, and that females have especial proximity to the body, present a peculiar - if not precarious - dilemma for women. Women's magazines are not only contemporary carriers of these age-old views; they are also a primary means whereby girls and women negotiate the mixed messages they imply.en_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.subject.otherPeriodicalsen_US
dc.subject.otherWomen in literatureen_US
dc.subject.otherBody, Human--Religious aspects--Christianityen_US
dc.subject.otherSex roleen_US
dc.subject.otherFemininityen_US
dc.subject.otherWomen in popular cultureen_US
dc.subject.otherUnited States--Civilizationen_US
dc.titleFulfilling femininity and transcending the flesh: traditional religious beliefs and gender ideals in popular women's magazinesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume1en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workJournal of Religion & Societyen_US


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