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Routledge Critical Studies in Religion, Gender and Sexuality


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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.

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Transforming Bodies and Religions: Powers and Agencies in Europe

Transforming Bodies and Religions: Powers and Agencies in Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mariecke van den Berg, Lieke Schrijvers, Jelle Wiering, Anne-Marie Korte
October 02, 2020

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...

An Epistemology of Religion and Gender: Biopolitics, Performativity and Agency

An Epistemology of Religion and Gender: Biopolitics, Performativity and Agency

1st Edition

Ulrike E. Auga
April 17, 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...

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