Fundamentalism and Gender

Scripture--Body--Community

Edited by Ulrike Auga, Christina von Braun, Claudia Bruns, Jana Husmann

Fundamentalism and Gender

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  • Publication Date: 10/4/2013
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Fundamentalism and Gender

Scripture--Body--Community

Edited by Ulrike Auga, Christina von Braun, Claudia Bruns, Jana Husmann

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  • ISBN: 9781620323922
  • Pages: 298
  • Publication Date: 10/4/2013
  • Retail Price: $25.00
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  • ISBN: 9781620323922
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About-

This anthology addresses the topic of "fundamentalism and gender" from inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives. By referring to three major themes--"Literalism, Religion, and Science," "Nation, State, and Community," and "Body, Life, and Biopolitics"--the book focuses on the analytical diversification of the term "fundamentalism" and on intersections between religion, gender, sexuality, race, and nation. International scholars in cultural history and theory, religious studies, Christian theologies, Islamic studies, history, social sciences, anthropology, comparative literature, and women and gender studies examine the historical and current specifics of religious as well as of secular forms of fundamentalism. They also take a critical look at the Western discourse about religious fundamentalism and the ambivalent role feminism plays in this context, considering questions such as, Why do all religious fundamentalisms claim normalizing definitions of sexuality, gender roles, and intergender relations? In what way do gender and sexual politics play a role in secular criticism of religious fundamentalism? And how are forms of secular fundamentalism characterized by gender constructs and sexual politics?

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Fundamentalism and Gender boldly debunks the common pairs of secular/progressive, religious/conservative and offers instead an unusually subtle and much welcome analysis of gender, sexuality, and religion for both scholarly and popular audiences. From wide-ranging perspectives on religion, science, and politics, the authors daringly further our understanding of the formation of modern religious and secular knowledge and investigate how race, nationality, and class contribute to both. An extraordinary achievement."
--Marcia Pally, Multilingual Multicultural Studies, New York University

"By bringing together a renowned group of scholars, Fundamentalism and Gender provides a new and sophisticated analysis of two critical keywords that both complicate and illuminate each other. This book will foster discussion about a host of topics, certainly including scripture, body, and community, but also setting in motion terms like secularism, nationalism, literalism, science and biopolitics. Thanks to the intelligence of both the editors and contributors, the conversations sparked by this book will move our thinking forward."
--Janet Jakobsen, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Barnard College, Columbia University

Contributors-

Ulrike Auga
Christina von Braun
Claudia Bruns
Jana Husmann

Bio(s)-

Ulrike Auga, Professor of Religious Studies, Intercultural Theology, Ecumenics and Gender at the Faculty of Theology, Humboldt University, Berlin.

Christina von Braun, Professor Emerita of Gender and History at the Institute for Cultural History and Theory, Humboldt University, Berlin; Head of the Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg.

Claudia Bruns, Professor for History of Knowledge and Gender at the Institute for Cultural History and Theory, Humboldt University, Berlin.

Jana Husmann, Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in Gender Studies and Cultural History and Theory, Berlin.

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