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Substaining Subjectivity through Metapatriarchal Metaphor and the Dynamic Divine

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Material Information

Title: Substaining Subjectivity through Metapatriarchal Metaphor and the Dynamic Divine Language and Ontology in Mary Daly's Texts
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Adkins, Kellie L.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Language
Ontology
Daly, Mary
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis deals with the interrelatedness of language and ontology in the texts of Mary Daly. The social system within which Western philosophical and theological discourses have emerged is characterized by harmfully unegalitarian dualisms and hierarchical dyadic structures. This system contributes to distorted self development among women. Language, in its function as a medium of communication and relation, expresses the inadequacies of this system: particularly when women's experiences as women need be articulated. Daly points out, in line with other linguistic theorists and radical feminists, that for women to be subjects they need create a linguistic space that configures them as speaking subjects; this must necessarily occur outside of the current system in which they are objects (other) to male subjects. By affirming their subjectivity, in contrast to their historical othering, women undergo a process of self- empowerment that is equivalent with a deep and meaningful connection with divine power. Daly contests what she considers to be patriarchal categories: revising notions of being (she exchanges verbed 'Be-ing' for the static noun 'being'), conceiving time nonlinearly, and configuring space external to patriarchal (male-constructed) space. Daly's work is influenced by theologian Paul Tillich; particularly in her link of ontology with linguistics. Daly's critics say the solutions she offers to address women's erasure within patriarchal society are limited. Her work is examined in its relationship to similar works by women of color with the hopes of highlighting its capacity for creating dialogue.
Statement of Responsibility: by Kellie L. Adkins
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Langston, Douglas

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 A2
System ID: NCFE003190:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003190/00001

Material Information

Title: Substaining Subjectivity through Metapatriarchal Metaphor and the Dynamic Divine Language and Ontology in Mary Daly's Texts
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Adkins, Kellie L.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Language
Ontology
Daly, Mary
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis deals with the interrelatedness of language and ontology in the texts of Mary Daly. The social system within which Western philosophical and theological discourses have emerged is characterized by harmfully unegalitarian dualisms and hierarchical dyadic structures. This system contributes to distorted self development among women. Language, in its function as a medium of communication and relation, expresses the inadequacies of this system: particularly when women's experiences as women need be articulated. Daly points out, in line with other linguistic theorists and radical feminists, that for women to be subjects they need create a linguistic space that configures them as speaking subjects; this must necessarily occur outside of the current system in which they are objects (other) to male subjects. By affirming their subjectivity, in contrast to their historical othering, women undergo a process of self- empowerment that is equivalent with a deep and meaningful connection with divine power. Daly contests what she considers to be patriarchal categories: revising notions of being (she exchanges verbed 'Be-ing' for the static noun 'being'), conceiving time nonlinearly, and configuring space external to patriarchal (male-constructed) space. Daly's work is influenced by theologian Paul Tillich; particularly in her link of ontology with linguistics. Daly's critics say the solutions she offers to address women's erasure within patriarchal society are limited. Her work is examined in its relationship to similar works by women of color with the hopes of highlighting its capacity for creating dialogue.
Statement of Responsibility: by Kellie L. Adkins
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Langston, Douglas

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 A2
System ID: NCFE003190:00001

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