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AION (filol.) Annali dell'Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"     Full-text available via subscription  
ArcHistoR     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asclepio     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal for the History of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Comparative Studies in Society and History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
Cuadernos de Historia Contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture & History Digital Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
El Futuro del Pasado     Open Access  
Family & Community History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
First World War Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Geschichte und Gesellschaft : Zeitschrift für Historische Sozialwissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Gladius     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Histoire de la Recherche Contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
História & Ensino     Open Access  
Histories     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
History and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
History of Geo- and Space Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
History of the Human Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
History Workshop Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
HOPOS : The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Maritime History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of the History of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of History and Future     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Planning History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of the History of Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Law and History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Medievalista online     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Memini. Travaux et documents     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sabretache     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Source: Notes in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Speculum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Sport History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Storia delle Donne     Open Access  
TAWARIKH : Journal of Historical Studies     Open Access  
Zeitschrift für Geschichtsdidaktik     Hybrid Journal  
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Storia delle Donne
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ISSN (Print) 1826-7513 - ISSN (Online) 1826-7505
Published by Firenze University Press Homepage  [36 journals]
  • Editoriale

    • Authors: Isabella Gagliardi
      Pages: 5 - 10
      Abstract: .
      PubDate: 2022-07-26
      DOI: 10.36253/sd-13449
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2022)
  • Oltre l’insostenibile e impuro peso dell’essere. Una riflessione
           psicoanalitica sull’anoressia

    • Authors: Marco Francesconi, Daniela Scotto di Fasano
      Pages: 11 - 25
      Abstract: Anorexia, within the spectrum of eating disorders, testifies to an altered relationship between the subject and eating and goes beyond the transitory nature of the manifestations by entering the pathological. The apparent ideal of an ascetic body transcends in a clear alteration of the examination of reality. The text therefore focuses on the psychological difference between need and desire, without forgetting the social weight of the tendency to see bodies as showcases. Visibility and body consistency, combined with feelings of guilt and shame, are enhanced by the emphasis placed on “food as a showcase”. Food production and consumption fluctuate intensely between equating appetite with a crime, with the relative sense of guilt and contamination, and an excessive and perverse orgiastic dimension of abuse and enjoyment. Eating disorders, while remaining symptoms or illnesses, also become the expression of imaginative relationships that are symbolically impoverished. The fundamental hunger for truth, which nourishes the mind, then becomes hunger, shared or rejected, adhering to the material object, to food, in the overwhelming dominance of concrete thought.
      PubDate: 2022-07-26
      DOI: 10.36253/sd-13450
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2022)
  • Donne e spazi sacri in Giappone: culto e miniature del Fuji a Edo

    • Authors: Rosa Caroli
      Pages: 27 - 59
      Abstract: The custom of prohibiting women access to sacred sites (nyonin kekkai) goes back to the ninth century Japan, when female exclusion was first adopted in a Buddhist temple on Mt. Hiei, near the imperial capital Kyōto. It was later extended to most of the sacred mountains, paralleling the association between impurity and blood of parturition and menstruation. Criticism of nyonin kekkai developed within the cult of Mt. Fuji which proliferated in and around Edo, the seat of shōgun’s government between 1603 and 1867. Here, miniature Fuji replicas (Fujizuka) that could be climbed by both men and women started to be built from the second half of the eighteenth century, while more and more women pilgrimaged to the real mountain, secretly trying to cross the border of the forbidden area and even to climb to its summit. Indeed, nyonin kekkai in Mt. Fuji dissolved about a decade before the new Meiji government formally abolished it in 1872. Nevertheless, the custom of banning women from sacred sites was not completely eradicated, nor were the ideas of women’s pollution and impurity overcome in modern Japan.
      PubDate: 2022-07-26
      DOI: 10.36253/sd-13452
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2022)
  • Female blood ties: ideas on menstruation and female initiation rites in
           the context of purity in Zambia

    • Authors: Thera Rasing
      Pages: 61 - 83
      Abstract: Most anthropological literature about ideas on menstruation claim that in many cultures menstruation is associated with impurity, pollution, contamination, fear and danger, and therefore menstruation is surrounded by a lot of taboos. In Zambia, too, menstruation is surrounded by taboos, as is taught during female initiation rites, which is the main institute in which girls learn about these issues. However, these ideas and taboos are not only associated with concepts of impurity or contamination, but merely with inclusion as “pure” or “real” women. This is both on a bodily and sociological level. On a spiritual level, menstrual blood predominantly indicates relatedness to a spiritual and physical ancestral line, hence inclusion in the ancestral line as well as in an ethnic group. Today, in Zambia female initiation rites are disappearing rapidly due to western influences. This means that girls lack knowledge about menstruation that is culturally considered necessary for women which can only be given during initiation rites, while this also leads to social exclusion from the socially ‘pure’ or “real” women, and also leads to cultural disorder. This article will revise concepts of purity and cultural (dis)order, using ideas on female initiation rites and menstruation in Zambia. It will show that mixing western and Zambian concepts of purity and pollution may lead to cultural disorder.
      PubDate: 2022-07-26
      DOI: 10.36253/sd-13453
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2022)
  • Donne, purezze, disordini e dicotomie attraverso l’antropologia

    • Authors: Silvia Lelli
      Pages: 85 - 102
      Abstract: The essay proposes a critical discussion on the use of the purity/impurity dichotomy through a synthetic examination of the anthropological literature that has dealt with the subject, starting with Mary Douglas’ well-known works. The criticism concerns in particular the attribution of these qualities to women, and extends to the risks of logical, cognitive-linguistical, and practical reductionism inherent in the use of categorical dichotomies, starting from the all-encompassing binary macro-splitting nature/culture, widely used in the reference framework of Western naturalist ontology. The essay highlights the links between logical classifications and social hierarchies of sex/gender, that construct and reproduce concrete discriminations. It is argued that the dismissal of reductionist, biased and deterministic logics could lead to deeper understandings of complex, problematic or conflicting realities, facilitating the change towards more just sociocultural situations.
      PubDate: 2022-07-26
      DOI: 10.36253/sd-13454
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2022)
  • Casta e pura: la visione della purezza per i millennials italiani di fede

    • Authors: Eleonora Pede
      Pages: 103 - 118
      Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyse the concept of purity and virginity among the Muslim millennials in the West. Young Muslims in a European context address the issue of sexuality with their peers including those of a different faith, through common stories and anecdotes. On the other hand, their female counterparts grow up with the idea that they need to combine “respect with the lipstick”: that is to combine the Islamic values with their life as Western millennials. In order to understand their idea of purity, a sociological analysis on a sample of Muslim millennials has been carried out. This analysis made it possible to understand how Italian female Muslims live sexualities and gender inequalities.
      PubDate: 2022-07-26
      DOI: 10.36253/sd-13455
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2022)
  • Purezza e verginità nella Grecia antica: un nesso problematico

    • Authors: Valeria Andò
      Pages: 119 - 130
      Abstract: The contribution investigates the connection between the notion of purity and that of virginity in ancient Greece, which underlines the absolute asymmetry with respect to the value assumed in modern culture. In fact, Greek medicine seems to ignore the presence of the membrana virginalis in the female anatomy, and on the other hand, sexuality has no contaminating value except in the sacral-religious context. After having therefore clarified the notion of virginity, as a social condition and as a biological state, the sense of purity attributed to the unmarried girl is investigated, also through the lexical analysis of the reference adjectives. A conception emerges that is completely separated from moral choices, but which, together with concerns of a sociological nature, does not ignore the sexual sphere. 
      PubDate: 2022-07-26
      DOI: 10.36253/sd-13456
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2022)
  • Pureté et impureté des Vestales

    • Authors: Diane Baudoin
      Pages: 131 - 143
      Abstract: This article deals with the Vestals, virgin priestesses consecrated to the goddess Vesta, and their purity and impurity. These virgins, endowed with a specific legal and religious status, carried out rites of purification of the city. Moreover, through their main mission, the maintenance of the sacred fire, they ensured the continuance of Rome. They represent the perfect example of Roman feminine virtues: chastity (castitas) and pudicity (pudicitia). So, these priestesses embodied both moral and religious purity. However, they can also symbolize impurity. Indeed, two crimes could be committed by the Vestal, fire-extinguishing and the most serious of them, the incestum, the loss of virginity. The Vestal then became impure: she had been corrupted (corrupta), polluted. The punishment of this crime was death and the context, in which it takes place, expresses the danger associated with this incestum. Thus, the aim of this paper is to emphasize the importance of the pure-impure dichotomy in the construction and representation of the cult of Vesta and especially of its priestesses. 
      PubDate: 2022-07-26
      DOI: 10.36253/sd-13457
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2022)
  • La donna nel Medioevo, impura per antonomasia'

    • Authors: Laurence Moulinier-Brogi
      Pages: 145 - 158
      Abstract: In the Middle Ages, woman often passes for a model of impurity, both physical for her cycle and moral as a daughter of Eve; Leviticus was full of prescriptions on the need to purify the body after the expulsion of bodily flows such as blood, during menstruation and after childbirth, or semen; males too, therefore, had to undergo prohibitions or purification rites, particularly, but not limited to, in Jewish culture. This article seeks to recall that not only women were seen as ontologically or cyclically impure: in view of their sexual activity, according to their condition or the Christian calendar, or their professional activity, certain men could be viewed as unclean. Finally, it is recalled that entire groups, such as Jewish men and women, lepers, or prostitutes, considered impure by medieval societies, were progressively segregated from the social body by the authorities. 
      PubDate: 2022-07-26
      DOI: 10.36253/sd-13458
      Issue No: Vol. 17 (2022)
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