R&G Special Issue ‘Religion, Gender and Body Politics’

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

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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R&G special issue with responses: Habemus Gender!

Religion and Gender has just published a second round of its latest issue at https://www.religionandgender.org/. This means that a number of responses were published to the existing special issue “Habemus Gender! The Catholic Church and ‘Gender Ideology'” (guest edited by Sarah Bracke and David Paternotte), as well as a number of bookreviews. We invite you to review these new publications here and visit our web site to review articles and other items of interest.

Religion and Gender
Vol 6, No 2 (2016): Habemus Gender! The Catholic Church and ‘Gender Ideology’
Table of Contents

Unpacking the Sin of Gender (143-154)
Sarah Bracke, David Paternotte

Articles (special issue)
The Role of the Popes in the Invention of Complementarity and the Anathematization of Gender (155-172)
Mary Anne Case

Gender and the Problem of Universals: Catholic Mobilizations and Sexual Democracy in France (173-186)
Eric Fassin

Against the Heresy of Immanence: Vatican’s ‘Gender’ as a New Rhetorical Device against the Denaturalisation of the Sexual Order (187-204)
Sara Garbagnoli

Sexual Politics and Religious Actors in Argentina (205-225)
Mario Pecheny,  Daniel Jones, Lucía Ariza

The Sin of Turning Away from Reality: An Interview with Father Krzysztof Charamsa (226-246)
David Paternotte, Mary Anne Case, Sarah Bracke

Gender and Meaning in a Postmodern World: An Elusive Quest for Truth
Tina Beattie
Moral Panic and Gender Ideology in Latin America (251-255)
Gloria Careaga-Pérez
‘Theologies’ and Contexts in a Latin American perspective (256-263)
Sonia Corrêa
Unreal: Catholic Ideology as Epistemological War (264-267)
Elsa Dorlin
‘Gender Ideology’: Weak Concepts, Powerful Politics (268-272)
Agnieska Graff
Catholic Gender Denial (273-275)
Mary Hunt
Vetera novis augere: Notes on the Rhetoric of Response (276-281)
Mark Jordan
The Vatican Anti-Gender Theory and Sexual Politics: An African Response (282-292)
Kapya Kaoma
The Vatican and the Birth of Anti-Gender Studies (293-296)
Elżbieta Korolczuk
How are Anti-Gender Movements Changing Gender Studies as a Profession? (297-299)
Andrea Pető
Gender and the Vatican (300-301)
Joan W. Scott
Francis and ‘Gender Ideology’: Heritage, Displacement and Continuities (302-307)
Juan Marco Vaggione

Book Reviews
Thinking about Goddesses: A Review of Three Recent Books (308-313)
Carol Christ
Review of Robin L. Riley, Depicting the veil: Transnational sexism and the war on terror, London: Zed Books 2013, vi + 182 pp. ISBN 978-1-78032-128-8 (314-316)
Linda Duits
Review of Rebecca Moore, Women in Christian Traditions (Women in Religions Series), 2015, New York: New York University Press 2015, 209 pp., ISBN 976-1-4798-2175-4 (317-319)
Janet Eccles
Review of Joanna Mishtal, The Politics of Morality. The Church, the State, and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland (Polish and Polish-American Studies Series), Ohio: Ohio University Press 2015, 258 pp., ISBN 978-0-8214-2140-6 (320-322)
Dominika Gruziel
Review of Tine Van Osselaer, The Pious Sex. Catholic Constructions of Masculinity and Femininity in Belgium, c. 1800–1940 (KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society 12), Leuven: Leuven University Press 2013, 271 pp., ISBN 978-90-5867-950-5 (323-325)
Alexander Maurits
Review of Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip and Sarah-Jane Page, Religious and Sexual Identities: A Multi-Faith Exploration of Young Adults. Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate Publishing, 2013, xii + 266 pp., ISBN 978-1-4094-2637-0 (326-328)
Lieke Schrijvers
Review of Masooda Bano & Hilary Kalmbach (eds.), Women, Leadership, and Mosques. Changes in Contemporary Islamic Authority, Leiden: Brill, 2012, xviii + 582 pp., ISBN 9789004211469 (329-332)
Yafa Shanneik
Review of Gina Messina-Dysert & Rosemary Radford Ruether (eds.), Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century: Technology, Dialogue, and Expanding Borders, New York & Abingdon: Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2015, viii + 218 pp., ISBN 978-0-415-83193-2 (333-335)
Nicola Slee
Review of Tine Van Osselaer, Patrick Pasture (eds.) Christian Homes. Religion, Family and Domesticity in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Leuven; Leuven University Press, 2014, 227 pp., ISBN 978-94-62-70018-5 (336-338)
Marguerite Van Die

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