Religion and Gender has published issue 7:2 on https://www.religionandgender.org/. This special issue is an outcome of the first IARG international conference in 2015 with the title ‘Religion, Gender and Body Politics Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives’. The issue was guest edited by Mariecke van den Berg, Kathrine van den Bogert and Anne-Marie Korte. We invite you to review the articles of the special issue, the book reviews, and two open articles on our website.

Religion and Gender
Vol 7, No 2 (2017): Religion, Gender and Body Politics
Table of Contents
https://www.religionandgender.org/582/volume/7/issue/2/

Articles (open section)
The Ghosts of Performance Past: Theatre, Gender, Religion and Cultural Memory (147-163)
Abimbola Adelakun

Transgender Identity, The Sex-Reassignment Surgery Fatwās and Islāmic Theology of A Third Gender (164-179)
M Alipour

Guest Editorial
Religion, Gender, and Body Politics (180-183)
Mariecke van den Berg, Kathrine van den Bogert, Anne-Marie Korte

Articles (special issue)
Unveiling Muslim Women in Socialist Yugoslavia: The Body Between Socialism, Secularism, and Colonialism (184-203)
Tea Hadziristic

A Time to Mourn, a Time to Dance: Abortion Death Rituals in South Korea (204-223)
SeungGyeong Ji

The Body of Mary: Embodiment and Identity in Modern Apparitions (224-239)
Jill Krebs

The Body Politic(s) of the Jezebel Spirit (240-255)
S. Jonathon O’Donnell

Book Reviews
Review of Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesus, Electric Santería: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion, New York and Chichester, West Sussex: Columbia University Press 2015, xiv + 282 pp., ISBN 978-0231173162. By Louise Autar (256-258).

Review of Susannah Cornwall (ed.), Intersex, Theology and the Bible: Troubling Bodies in Church, Text and Society, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, v + 241 pp., ISBN 978-1-137-36615-3. By Jenny Daggers (259-261).

Review of Azza Basarudin, Humanizing the Sacred: Sisters in Islam and the Struggle for Gender Justice in Malaysia, Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2016, 330 pp., ISBN 978-0-295-99531-1. By Çağdaş Dedeoğlu (262-264).

Review of Donna Bowman, Prayer Shawl Ministries and Women’s Theological Imagination, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books 2016, 352 pp., ISBN 978-0-7391-7971-0. By Katherine Dugan (265-267).

Review of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017, 484 pp., ISBN 9780307594907. By Daniel Gullotta (268-270).

Review of Wendy Urban-Mead, The Gender of Piety: Family, Faith, and Colonial Rule in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press 2015, xiv + 324 pp, ISBN 9-780821-421581. By Romina Istratii (271-273).

Review of Erin E. Stiles, Katrina Daly Thompson (eds.), Gendered Lives in the Western Indian Ocean: Islam, Marriage, and Sexuality on the Swahili Coast (Indian Ocean Studies Series), Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press 2015, 406 pp., ISBN-13 978-0-8214-21. By Marzia Mauriello (274-277).

Review of Leah Payne, Gender and Pentecostal Revivalism: Making a Female Ministry in the Early Twentieth Century (CHARIS: Christianity and Renewal—Interdisciplinary Studies), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ISBN: 1137494670. By Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović (278-280).

Review of Marion Holmes Katz, Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice, New York: Columbia University Press, 2014, viii + 417 pp., ISBN 978-0-231-16266-1. By Ruth Roded (281-283).

Review of Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Mulki Al-Sharmani and Jana Rumminger, Men in Charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition, London: Oneworld Publications 2015, 286 pp., ISBN 978-1-78074-716-3. By Diego García Rodríguez (284-286).

Review of Diane D’Souza, Partners of Zaynab: A Gendered Perspective of Shia Muslim Faith, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014, 240 pp., ISBN 9781611173772. By Robert Logan Sparks (287-289).

Review of Jeanette Jouili, Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in Europe, Stanford, California: Stanford University Press 2015, xiii + 258 pp., ISBN: 9780804794664. By Nella van den Brandt (290-292).

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