Gender, Power, God(s)

0080 [CRN: 24010]

A comparison of women's and men's practices, experiences and beliefs, focusing on patterns observable in a range of religions. Special attention paid to the ways religions participate in diverse constructions of gender (ideas about masculine and feminine), and how these relate to the construction and exercise of power and authority. Specific traditions and historical periods studied vary from year to year. Examples may include: leadership in African American churches; Buddhist monastics; early Christian asceticism; evangelical Christian organizations; medieval and early modern Christian witchcraft accusations; Hindu devotions for husbands and brothers; the turn to orthodoxy among contemporary Jewish women and men; the mosque movement in contemporary Islam; village kamis in Okinawa (Japan); the Shakers, Zar and Bori possession in North Africa and the Caribbean. DVPS LILE WRIT
Exam Group Code
09