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The Blackwell Companion to Gender and Religion Edited by Deborah Sawyer, Lancaster University, and Sian Hawthorne, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
The purpose of this volume is to provide an overview of the current state of play in the field of critical gender studies and religion, and to introduce readers to contemporary innovations and new directions. The inclusion of gendered perspectives in the study of religious traditions is now largely considered to be a matter of good scholarly practice and this has meant that the past decade has seen a widening of debate beyond a singular focus on gender towards an increasingly sophisticated and rich theoretical proliferation of engendered religious studies as scholars in the field have put the term 'gender' under a critical microscope and have traced its intersections with race, nationalism, sexuality, corporeality, and class and economic status. It is this transformation and accumulated theoretical richness that we seek to represent in this volume