Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference

Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference By Linell E. Cady Tracy Fessenden, Religion the Secular and the Politics of Sexual Difference 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 th
  • Title: Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference
  • Author: Linell E. Cady Tracy Fessenden
  • ISBN: 9780231162494
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference By Linell E. Cady Tracy Fessenden, 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 tiedGlobal 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.
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    1. Linell E. Cady Tracy Fessenden

      Linell E Cady is Dean s Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict She received her B.A from Newton College 1974 and her M.T.S 1976 and Th.D from Harvard University 1981 After teaching as an Assistant Professor at St Mary s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, she joined the faculty of Arizona State University in 1981 Her research and teaching interests have focused primarily on the intersections of religion, theology, and the public private boundary in the United States, and method and theory in the study of religion, with particular attention to the identities of and border between religious studies and theology Her most extensive treatment of this topic is Religion, Theology, and American Public Life 1993 This topic is also the focus of her co edited volume Religious Studies, Theology and the University Conflicting Maps, Changing Terrain 2002 Her current research focuses on the constructions of religions and the secular, and their bearing upon the place of religion in public life within modern pluralistic societies She is the co editor with Sheldon Simon of Disrupting Violence Religion and Conflict in South and Southeast Asia 2006 Her extensive administrative experience includes the Chair of Religious Studies, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Associate Dean for Academic Personnel from transhumanismu people p

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