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Introduction

Untangling Modernities
  • Hanna Herzog
  • Ann Braude
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Abstract

Our aim in this book is to suggest an interdisciplinary perspective on the complex relations of gender, religion, and politics in light of paradigmatic shifts in theories of modernity and the growing body of studies on gender and religion. The book focuses particularly on Muslim, Christian, and Jewish women of diverse nationalities as they engage in politics while constructing and navigating modernity.

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Public Sphere Muslim Woman Private Sphere Jewish Woman Religious Woman 
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  • Ann Braude

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