By Karlyn Crowley
Explores the dating among feminism and New Age culture.
Crystals, Reiki, Tarot, goddess worship—why do those New Age tokens and practices trap the mind's eye of so many girls? How has New Age tradition turn into much more attractive than feminism? And are the 2 jointly particular? through interpreting New Age practices from macrobiotics to goddess worship to local rituals, Feminism’s New Age seeks to reply to those questions through studying white women’s participation during this highly renowned non secular flow. whereas such a lot feminist techniques to the hot Age phenomenon have easily pushed aside its adherents for his or her politically complex racial appropriation practices, Karlyn Crowley seems to be truthfully on the political shortcomings of recent Age ideals and practices whereas concurrently reckoning with the affective, political, and cultural motivations that have brought on New Age women’s person and collective spiritualities. New Age spirituality is in reality the dynamic outgrowth of a long-standing culture of women’s social and political strength expressed via non secular writings, paintings, and public discourse, and is vital to knowing modern women’s historical past and religion’s function in sleek American tradition alike. Crowley bargains a brand new and provocative overview of the importance of the recent Age move, obvious via a feminist and demanding race stories lens.
“This is a vital, provocative, and well timed booklet. As a feminist theorist fairly involved approximately endured white hegemony, i discovered myself usually at the same time frustrated and occupied with this e-book. i believe that my very own reaction to it's a degree of either the importance of the subject and the author’s good fortune at her selected project.” — Agnes B. Curry, coeditor of Karol Wojtyla’s Philosophical Legacy
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