Stealing Lot’s wife and daughters from the Bible : a response to Rozmarin’s "Staying Alive"

Stone, Alison Laura (2016) Stealing Lot’s wife and daughters from the Bible : a response to Rozmarin’s "Staying Alive". Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 17 (4). pp. 254-261. ISSN 1524-0657

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This article is a response to Rozmarin’s re-reading of the biblical story of Lot’s wife in her article “Staying Alive” (this issue). I begin by filling out the intellectual background to and rationale for Rozmarin’s project, which is to re-interpret this story as offering an alternative to the Western cultural law of matricide. I consider some further alternative meanings contained in the figures of Lot’s wife and daughters inspired by but not wholly in agreement with Rozmarin. I conclude by returning to broader questions about the feminist project of stealing female figures from texts of the patriarchal tradition.

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Studies in Gender and Sexuality
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