I am posting this on behalf of my student, who is doing a senior thesis project. She had already read Binford and Spretnak's debate, Merlin Stone, Rosemary Radford Reuther, Gimbutas, and Baring and Cashford. She is especially interested in the debate element, however, and what is going on now, hence her inquiry.
"I am currently doing research on arguments for and against the idea of 'pre-patriarchal' matriarchies and goddess worship in ancient Europe and the Near East. Does anyone have any information regarding current discussion on this subject? Are there any journals publishing on this subject?"---Melanie Casparian, Scripps College.
Baring, Ann and Cashford, June, eds The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image
Conkey, Margaret W. and Tringham, Ruth E. "Archaeology and the Goddess: Exploring the Contours of Feminist Archaeology," Feminisms in the Academy, Domna C. Stanton & Abigail J. Stewart, eds; (Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, 1995) pp.199-247
Eller, Cynthia Living in the Lap of the Goddess: The Feminist Spirituality Movement in America(ppbk. by Beacon)
The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory (Forthcoming) Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgoudi, Stella "Creating a Myth of Matriarchy", A History of Women Volume One: From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints, ed. Pauline Schmitt Pantel (Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 1992)
Kidd, Sue Monk Dance of the Dissident Daughter (1996)
Meskell, Linda "Goddess, Gimbutas, and 'New Age' Archaeology," Antiquity 69 (1995): 74-86
Motz, Ellen The Faces of the Goddess (Oxford U Press, 1996)
Pomeroy, Susan "A Classical Scholar's Perspective on Matriarchy", Liberating Women's History: Theoretical and Critical Essays, ed. Berenice A. Carroll (Urbana: U of Illinois Press, 1976), 217-223
Rohrlich, Ruby "Prehistoric Puzzles," Women's Review of Books (June, 1990)
Hutton, Richard essay(s) in Athlone History of Witchcraft (Contact at U of Bristol, UK, History Dept)
Larrington, Carolyne Women's Companion to Mythology (Pandora)
Purkiss, Diane The Witch in History
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