Women, Religion, and Space
Global Perspectives on Gender and Faith
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Women, Religion, and Space by Karen M. Morin
Book DescriptionContributors to this volume study women who practice or interact with the gender norms and spaces of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The book focuses on questions of how and why religious and secular authorities seek to regulate women's mobility and access to particular spaces, and how religious women negotiate their agency and mobility within traditional institutions. The chapters are grouped under three sections: "Women and Colonial Regimes," "Religion and Women's Mobility," and "New Spaces for Religious Women." Secular, critical, and comparative viewpoints are explored, with much of the scholarship steeped in fieldwork; i.e., an orthodox district in Jerusalem, a shopping mall in Istanbul, women travelers in Pakistan, and Korean immigrant women in Los Angeles. Contributors broaden notions of space to include architecture, national borders, external and internal boundaries, and assorted identifying markers such as race and clothing and their associated mobilities. Multicultural and global in scope, this work makes a significant, groundbreaking contribution to the fields of geography, women's studies, and religious studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815631163
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Karen M. Morin
Karen M. Morin is associate professor of geography at Bucknell University. Her articles have appeared in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, and Journal of Historical Geography. Jeanne Kay Guelke is professor of geography at University of Waterloo, Ontario. Her articles have been published in The Professional Geographer, Journal of Historical Geography, and Environmental Ethics.
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