GSFS 0384

Women, Religion, & Ethnography

Women, Religion, and Ethnography
In this course we will focus on ethnographic scholarship regarding women in various religious traditions. We will begin with questions of feminist ethnography as proposed by Lila Abu-Lughod and then read a range of ethnographies focusing on women in different contexts, including a female Muslim healer in South India, Kalasha women in Pakistan, Bedouin Muslim women in Egypt, and Catholic nuns in Mexico. We will focus on how gendered and religious identities are constructed and intertwined, and what ethnography contributes to the study of both religion and gender. A prior course in Religion, Anthropology, or Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies is recommended. 3 hrs. sem.
Gender Sexuality &Fem. Studies
PrgGender/Sexuality/Fem. Study
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
SOAN 0384
RELI 0384 *

Sections in Fall 2016

Fall 2016

GSFS0384A-F16 Seminar (Ortegren)