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New and Published Books

  1. Early Christian Dress

    Gender, Virtue, and Authority

    By Kristi Upson-Saia

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    Early Christian Dress is the first full-length monograph on the subject of dress in early Christianity. It pays attention to the ways in which dress expressed and shaped Christian identity, the role dress played in Christians’ rivalries with pagan neighbours, and especially to the ways in which...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World

    Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women’s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies – secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Queering Religion, Religious Queers

    Edited by Yvette Taylor, Ria Snowdon

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This collection considers how religious identity interplays with other forms and contexts of identity, specifically those related to sexual identity. It asks how these intersections are formed, negotiated and resisted across time and places, including the UK, Europe, North America, Australia, and...

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Gender and Masculinities

    Histories, Texts and Practices in India and Sri Lanka

    Edited by Assa Doron, Alex Broom

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    Gender persists as a key site of social inequality globally, and within contemporary south Asian contexts, the cultural practices which make up ‘masculinities’ remain vital for understanding everyday life and social relations. Yet masculinities, and their discontents, are an understudied and often...

    Published January 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sexuality, Religion and the Sacred

    Bisexual, Pansexual and Polysexual Perspectives

    Edited by Loraine Hutchins, H. Sharif Williams

    Sexuality, Religion and the Sacred is a thoughtful collection of bisexual, polysexual and pansexual scholarship on religion and spirituality. It examines how religious and spiritual traditions address sexuality, whilst also exploring the ways in which bisexually-, polysexually-, and...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Biblical Paradigms in Medieval English Literature

    From Cædmon to Malory

    By Lawrence Besserman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

    This book examines the intricate and unusual relationship between the sacred and secular spheres of English medieval culture, positing that the assimilation of sacred and secular motifs could be in either direction, or even in both directions. That is, medieval English writers could appropriate...

    Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Religion, Gender, and the Public Sphere

    Edited by Niamh Reilly, Stacey Scriver

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The re-emergence of religion as a significant cultural, social and political, force is not gender neutral. Tensions between claims for women’s equality and the rights of sexual minorities on one side and the claims of religions on the other side are well-documented across all major religions and...

    Published June 26th 2013 by Routledge

  8. A Woman's Ramayana

    Candravati's Bengali Epic

    By Mandakranta Bose, Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana, an ancient epic of India, with audiences across vast stretches of time and geography, continues to influence numberless readers socially and morally through its many re-tellings. Made available in English for the first time, the 16th century version presented here is by Candravati, a...

    Published June 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Media, Religion and Gender

    Key Issues and New Challenges

    Edited by Mia Lövheim

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    Media, Religion and Gender presents a selection of eminent current scholarship that explores the role gender plays when religion, media use and values in contemporary society interact. The book: surveys the development of research on media, religion and culture through the lens of key...

    Published May 24th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality

    Ethnographic Approaches

    Edited by Anna Fedele, Kim Knibbe

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book explores the entanglements of gender and power in spiritual practices and analyzes strategies used by spiritual practitioners to attain what to social scientists might seem an impossible goal: creating spiritual communities without creating gendered hierarchies. What strategies do...

    Published December 20th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism
    Edited by Stephen Burns, Anita Monro
    To Be Published September 23rd 2014
  2. Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion
    By Various
    To Be Published October 26th 2014
  3. Women's Religious Experience (RLE Women and Religion)
    Edited by Pat Holden
    To Be Published October 26th 2014
  4. Sex and God (RLE Women and Religion): Some Varieties of Women's Religious Experience
    Edited by Linda Hurcombe
    To Be Published October 26th 2014
  5. Muslim Women (RLE Women and Religion)
    Edited by Freda Hussain
    To Be Published October 26th 2014

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