Förlaget Palgrave Macmillan om boken:

The fields of gender and religious studies have often been criticized for neglecting to engage with one another, and this volume responds to this dearth of interaction
by placing the fields in an intimate dialogue. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach and drawing on feminist scholarship, the book undertakes theoretical and empirical
explorations of relational and co-constitutive encounters of gender and religion. Through varied perspectives, the chapters address three interrelated themes: religion as practice,
the relationship between religious practice and religion as prescribed by formal religious institutions, and the feminization of religion in Europe.

Från bokens baksida:

Contemporary Encounters in Gender and Religion - European Perspectives. Redaktörer: Lena Gemzöe, Marja-Liisa Keinänen och Avril Maddrell.
Contemporary Encounters in Gender and Religion - European Perspectives. Redaktörer: Lena Gemzöe, Marja-Liisa Keinänen och Avril Maddrell.

"This fascinating volume makes a powerful case for the gendered nature of religion; it shows that religion cannot be understood without attention to its gender dynamics. This book showcases a wealth of empirical studies from across Europe of how Muslim, Christian and alternative spiritual practitioners – women and, importantly, men – express and perform gender identities through their religious practice. Religion should be seen as embodied and practised in daily life, the authors argue. Drawing on the insights of decades of interdisciplinary work on religion and gender, the authors bring vital new theoretical insights. This book is a must-read for all scholars of religion or of gender in the contemporary world."

Dr Kristin Aune
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations
Coventry University