CFP: “Women and Religion/s in the Americas”
Despite the critical and antireligious nature of major American feminist protests in the 1960s and 1970s, religion has been a field of experiment, challenges and change for twentieth century American women, much more so than for their European counterparts. Thus, new political forms of religious commitment have emerged and which remain largely unexplored: the feminization of the Church, the feminization of the priesthood in various Christian churches, the social policy of transcontinental female religious congregations, the struggle for the empowerment of poor women in conversional churches, religious militancy against established powers or deforestation or the destruction of indigenous peoples, as well as female contemporary anti-globalization counterculture. This panel session will examine and compare current scholarly research within the Americas. Topics include but are not limited to:
1. Religion and Feminism.
2. Political and social critics and experiments.
3. Transcontinental networks.
Proposals should be sent to panel Organizers by the (now extended) deadline of April 15, 2013. They should include a one page abstract and one page bio, including institutional affiliation.
For more information, please see: http://women-americas.blogspot.fr