Gender, Religion and Education in a Chaotic Postmodern World

Editors: Gross, Zehavit, Davies, Lynn, Diab, Al-Khansaa (Eds.)

  • First collection to put together gender, religion and education and to give this a specific synthesis
  • Valuable contribution to the field of comparative education and comparative religion by covering a range of countries, contexts and faiths
  • Tackles a range of highly up to date issues such as migration/diaspora, extremism, political agendas around religion and secularism
  • Reveals whether education is liberatory, and if so, whether it liberates through religion or from religion, or whether education acts to reproduce any gendered religious oppression and inequality
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The immense changes that the world is undergoing in terms of globalization and migration of peoples have had a profound effect on cultures and identities. The question is whether this means shifts in religious identities for women and men in different contexts, whether such shifts are seen as beneficial, negative or insufficient, or whether social change actually means new conservatisms or even fundamentalisms. Surrounding these questions is the role of education is in any change or new contradiction. This unique book enhances an interdisciplinary discourse about the complex intersections between gender, religion and education in the contemporary world. 

Literature in the social sciences and humanities have expanded our understanding of women’s involvement in almost every aspect of life, yet the combined religious/educational aspect is still an under-studied and often under-theorized field of research. How people experience their religious identity in a new context or country is also a theme now needing more complex attention. Questions of the body, visibility and invisibility are receiving new treatments. This book fills these gaps.   

The book provides a strong comparative perspective, with 15 countries or contexts represented. The context of education and learning covers schools, higher education, non-formal education, religious institutions, adult literacy, curriculum and textbooks. 

Overall, the book reveals a great complexity and often contradiction in modern negotiations of religion and secularism by girls and boys, women and men, and a range of possibilities for change. It provides a theoretical and practical resource for researchers, religious and educational institutions, policy makers and teachers. 

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“In this multi-author volume, editors Gross, Davies, and Diab take an interdisciplinary approach to the exploration of the interconnectivity of gender, religion, and education in contemporary times. … This book is interesting and thought provoking. The articles are engaging and well supported. I recommend this compendium to anyone interested in exploring the relationship between gender, religion, and education.” (Lisa Davidson, Journal of Education and Christian Belief, Vol. 18 (2), 2014)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction: Challenging Patriarchy: New Advances in Researching Religious Feminism and Religious Education

    Gross, Zehavit

    Pages 1-17

  • Gender, Religion, and the Work of Homeschooling

    Apple, Michael W.

    Pages 21-39

  • Women’s Theologies, Women’s Pedagogies: Globalization, Education, and Liberation in Nicaragua

    Jones, Lauren Ila

    Pages 41-53

  • Gender, Buddhism and Education: Dhamma and Social Transformation Within the Theravada Tradition

    Starkey, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 55-71

  • Shakti as a Liberatory and Educative Force for Hindu Women

    Joshee, Reva (et al.)

    Pages 73-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Religion and Education in a Chaotic Postmodern World
Editors
  • Zehavit Gross
  • Lynn Davies
  • Al-Khansaa Diab
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5270-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5270-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5269-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9449-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 392
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