Call for papers: Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion volume
Co-editors Caroline Blyth and Emily Colgan
Summary We are seeking chapter proposals for an edited volume of essays that explore the intersections between gender violence, rape culture, and religion.
Religions can play a significant role in both interrogating and perpetuating a range of myths and misperceptions that lie at the heart of rape cultures – cultures that conceptualize gender violence as an ‘inevitable’ or even profitable outcome of normative gender roles and relationships. The purpose of this volume is to consider the ways that religious texts, traditions, practices, and beliefs intersect with contemporary cultural ideologies about gender and sexuality that support rape culture and gender violence discourses. These intersections are particularly potent, given the authority that religious texts and teachings can have on determining their adherents’ attitudes towards sex and gender, and the impact that such authority can have within…
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