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Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference.

Author/Creator:
Cady, Linell.
Publication:
New York : Columbia University Press, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (339 pages)
Series:
Religion, Culture, and Public Life
Religion, Culture, and Public Life ; v.14
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Subjects:
Sex discrimination.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Global struggles over women's roles, rights, and dress have taken center stage in a drama that casts the secular and the religious in tense if not violent opposition. Advocates for equality speak of the issue in terms of rights and modern progress while reactionaries ground their authority in religious and scriptural appeals. Both sides presume women's emancipation is tied to secularization. This volume upsets these certainties by blending diverse voices and traditions, both secular and religious, in studies historicizing, questioning, and testing the implicit links between secularism and expanded freedoms for women. Rather than treat secularism as the answer to conflicts over gender and sexuality, these essays show how it structures the conditions generating them.
Contents:
Intro
Table of Contents
Preface / Acknowledgments
PART 1: Gendering the Divide
1. Gendering the Divide: Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Differenc | Linell E. Cady and Tracy Fessenden
2. Secularism and Gender Equality | Joan Wallach Scott
3. Sexuality and Secularism | Saba Mahmood
4. Must It Be Either Secular or Religious? Reflections on the Contemporary Journeys of Women's Rights Activists in Egypt | Azza Karam
5. Religion and Women's Political Mobilization | Ann Braude
PART 2: Gender and the Privatization of Religion
6. Secular Liberalism, Roman Catholicism, and Social Hierarchies: Understanding Multiple Paths | Gene Burns
7. Gendering the Secular and Religious in Modern Egypt: Woman, Family, and Nation | Margot Badran
8. Women, Religion, and Politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina | Zilka Spahic-Siljak
PART 3: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body Politic
9. Bodies-Politics: Christian Secularism and the Gendering of U.S. Policy | Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini
10. Crimes of Moral Turpitude: Questions at the Borders of Religion, the Secular, and the U.S. Nation-State | Molly K. McGarry
11. On French Religions and Their Renewed Embodiments | Nacira Guenif-Souilamas
PART 4: Bridging the Divide
12. Rescued By Law? Gender and the Global Politics of Secularism | Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
13. The Brahmin Widow and Female Religious Agency: Anticaste Critique in Two Modern Indian Texts | Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
14. Issues With Authority: Feminist Commitments in a Late Secular Age | David Kyuman Kim
Bibliography
Contributors
Index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Fessenden, Tracy.
Other format:
Print version: Cady, Linell Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference
ISBN:
9780231536042
9780231162494
OCLC:
862787606