This book series is dedicated to the critical study of religion, gender and sexuality, in conversation and exchange with the broader qualitative social sciences and humanities. It publishes cutting-edge innovative research from both established scholars and up-and-coming researchers. Fundamentally concerned with "religion" as a field of imagination and power, the series explores the complex and dynamic relationship between religious knowledge, symbols and practices with categories of gender and sexuality in global contexts.
The series welcomes scholars whose work is situated in the interdisciplinary study of religion, gender and sexuality, especially those who incorporate critical theoretical perspectives, innovative methodologies, and/or strong epistemological approaches in their projects. Books published in the series may either privilege empirical research, as long as it is embedded in and contributes to epistemological, methodological and theoretical reflections, or may privilege theoretical research, as long as it is concerned with providing understanding into critical contemporary questions relating to religion, gender and sexuality.
Religion, Gender and Race in Western European Arts and Culture Thinking Through Religious Transformation
By Ute Hüsken, Agi Wittich, Nanette Spina
April 01, 2024
Focusing on complex entanglements of religion and gender from a diversity of perspectives, this book explores how women enact agencies in transcultural Hindu and Buddhist settings. The chapters draw on original, in-depth empirical research in various contexts in South Asian religious traditions. ...
By Nella van den Brandt
February 26, 2024
This book examines narratives of individual religious transformation in Western European literature and culture. Religious individuals, themes, experiences and communities are widely represented in diverse literature and culture, including literary texts and visual arts and media. Taking the ...
By Gunda Werner
December 22, 2023
This book explores how Judith Butler’s work on gender and the shaping of the human subject and Michel Foucault's notion of parrhesia, ‘speaking the truth’, can be made fruitful for a theology of freedom. The volume illustrates the importance of three concepts - freedom, gender (body) and power (...
By Lana Sirri
May 30, 2022
This book sets out a rationale for the compatibility of Islam and Feminism and shows that Islamic Feminism is a diverse and valuable lens through which to analyse religion and gender. In addition, including scholarship written in Arabic, it promotes the decolonisation of knowledge production around...
By Mariecke van den Berg, Lieke Schrijvers, Jelle Wiering, Anne-Marie Korte
May 06, 2022
This book sheds an interdisciplinary light on ‘transforming bodies’: bodies that have been subjected to, contributed to, or have resisted social transformations within religious or secular contexts in contemporary Europe. It explores the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and ...
By Ulrike E. Auga
April 20, 2020
This book puts forward a new epistemological framework for a theory of religion and gender’s role in the public sphere. It provides a sophisticated understanding of gender and its relation to religion as a primarily performative category of knowledge production, rooting that understanding in case ...