1st Edition

Gender, Race and Religion Intersections and Challenges

Edited By Martin Bulmer, John Solomos Copyright 2012
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    Gender, Race and Religion brings together a selection of original papers published in Ethnic and Racial Studies that address the intersections between gender relations, race and religion in our contemporary environment. Chapters address both theoretical and empirical aspects of this phenomenon, and although written from the perspective of quite different national, social and political situations, they are linked by a common concern to analyze the interface between gender and other situated social relationships, from both a conceptual and a policy angle. These are issues that have been the subject of intense scholarly research and analysis in recent years, as well as forming part of public debates about the significance of gender, race and religion as sites of identity formation and mobilization in our changing global environment. The substantive chapters bring together insights from both theoretical reflection and empirical research in order to investigate particular facets of these questions. Gender, Race and Religion addresses issues that are at the heart of contemporary scholarly debates in the field of race and ethnic studies, and engages with important questions in policy and public debates.

    This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

    1. Introduction: Gender, Race and Religion: Intersections and Challenges Martin Bulmer, University of Surrey, UK, and John Solomos, City University London, UK

    2. Islam, Gender, and Immigrant Integration: Boundary Drawing in Discourses of Honour Killing in the Netherlands and Germany Anna Korteweg, University of Toronto, Canada, and Gökçe Yurdakul, Humboldt University Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, Germany

    3. You’re Brazilian, Right: What Kind of Brazilian are You? The Racialization of Brazilian Immigrant Women Judith McDonnell and Cileine De Lourenço, Bryant University, USA

    4. Cigar Production: How, Race, Gender and Political Ideology Were Inscribed Onto Tobacco Gabriela Sandoval, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

    5. Religiosity and Gender Equality: Comparing Natives and Muslim Migrants in Germany Claudia Diehl, University of Göttingen, Germany, Mathias Koenig, University of Göttingen, Germany, and Kerstin Ruckdeschel, Federal Institute for Population Research, Wiesbaden, Germany

    6. Suicidal Behaviour of Young Immigrant women in the Netherlands: Can We Use Durkheim’s Concept of ‘Fatalistic Suicide’ to Explain their High Incidence of Attempted Suicide Diana Van Bergen, Johannes M. Smit, Anton J.L.M. Van Balkon and Sawitri Suharso, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    7. Marriage in Colour: Race, Religion and Spouse Selection in Four American Mosques Zareena A. Grewal, Yale University, USA

    8. Why Do Bilingual Boys Get Better Grades in English-only America? The Impacts of Gender, Language and Family Interaction on Academic Achievement of Latino/a Children of Immigrants Amy Lutz and Stephanie Crist, Syracuse University, USA

    9. What is the Meaning of ‘Black’: Researching ‘Black’ Respondents Uvanney Maylor, London Metropolitan University, UK


    Martin Bulmer is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey, UK. He retired in 2008, prior to which he was also Director of the ESRC Question Bank. He has edited the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies since 1993.

    John Solomos is Professor of Sociology at City University London, UK. He has carried out extensive research on race, politics and social change and on theories of race and ethnicity. He is co-editor of Ethnic and Racial Studies.