Contemporary Encounters in Gender and Religion

European Perspectives

  • Lena Gemzöe
  • Marja-Liisa Keinänen
  • Avril Maddrell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Lena Gemzöe, Marja-Liisa Keinänen
    Pages 1-28
  3. Studying Gender and Religion: A Reflexive Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Jill Dubisch
      Pages 31-51
  4. Feminist Perspectives on Male Religious Worlds and Masculinization Studies of Religion

  5. Beyond the Religious Woman as ‘Other’: Gender, Sexuality and Religious Diversity

  6. Alternative Spirituality—Alternative Subjectivity?

  7. Body, Space and Movement: Shifting Perspectives

  8. Feminist Theology as ‘Religious Other’? Locating, Teaching and Theorizing

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 353-364

About this book


The fields of gender and religious studies have often been criticized for neglecting to engage with one another, and this volume responds to this dearth of interaction by placing the fields in an intimate dialogue. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach and drawing on feminist scholarship, the book undertakes theoretical and empirical explorations of relational and co-constitutive encounters of gender and religion. Through varied perspectives, the chapters address three interrelated themes: religion as practice, the relationship between religious practice and religion as prescribed by formal religious institutions, and the feminization of religion in Europe. 


Gender Feminisation Post-Secular Muslim Irish Catholic

Editors and affiliations

  • Lena Gemzöe
    • 1
  • Marja-Liisa Keinänen
    • 2
  • Avril Maddrell
    • 3
  1. 1.Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  3. 3.HeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42597-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42598-6
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