Dynamics of Gender, Religion and Intersectionality

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC22 Sociology of Religion (host committee)

Language: English

We live in an era where religion cannot be perceived through a single lens and in which identities (religious or otherwise) are inevitably complex.  This session explores the dynamic relation between gender, religion, and other identities as important dimensions of people’s constructed lives.  It examines theoretical and empirical research on religion and intersectionality and its effects on the politics of inclusion and exclusion.

The session welcomes papers that explore a critical approach to the interactions between religion, gender, and other identities. In particular, the session welcomes papers that formulate new ways to understand the tensions between these various identities in the context of contemporary secularism.  Are there new narratives that could better account for intersectional diversity in the West?

Session Organizer:
Hengameh ASHRAF EMAMI, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Hossein GODAZGAR, Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, United Kingdom
Oral Presentations
Involvement Spaces and Religious Sociabilities of Muslim Women in Argentina
Mari Sol GARCÍA SOMOZA, Université Paris Descartes / Universidad de Buenos Aires, France
Some Features of LGBT Community Religiosity in Contemporary Lithuania
Milda ALISAUSKIENE, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Conceptualising Complex Identities of British Muslim Women
Hengameh ASHRAF EMAMI, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Distributed Papers
Marhabaan 'ana Min 'anat (مرحبا أنا من أنا): The Intersection between Gender, Ethnic and Religious Identity Among LGBTQ Muslim Filipino Youth
Crisanto REGADIO, De La Salle University - Manila, Philippines; Angeline PAMINTUAN, De La Salle University - Manila, Philippines
Intersectionality in Resistance Against Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender Inequality Systems
Elahe NEZHADHOSSEIN, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada