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Bibil Identifier bibil:233771
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) "White Trash" Wisdom: Proverbs 9 Deconstructed
Author Sneed, Mark
Edited book Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures IV
Undefined link "White Trash" Wisdom: Proverbs 9 Deconstructed
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 139-149 Pages
Genre Reprint
Abstract Though Woman Wisdom has often been viewed as a positive figure for feminism, I will show that the picture is much grimmer. The article has two parts. First, I will demonstrate that the personification of wisdom reinscribes the typical ideology of the time along gender, social class, and racial lines. The eroticization of wisdom as female actually excludes the woman from the search for truth and knowledge because it assumes its adherents are male. Woman Wisdom is shown to be upper class, while Folly is poor. And Woman Wisdom is shown to be xenophobic in her preference for Jewish boys. Second, wisdom/folly, the dominant dichotomy of these chapters, will be shown to deconstruct, showing how both Woman Wisdom and Folly are inextricably connected and partake of each other's identity. The boundary between the two begins to blur.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Wisdom
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Feminist Reading
Pericopes Proverbs 9
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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