6. Privatized Publics and Scholarly Silos: Gender, Religion, and their Theoretical Fault Lines

Hijacked - A Critical Treatment of the Public Rhetoric of Good and Bad Religion - Leslie Dorrough Smith

K. Merinda Simmons [+-]
University of Alabama
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K. Merinda Simmons is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, and author of Changing the Subject: Writing Women across the African Diaspora (Ohio State University Press, 2014). She focuses in her teaching and research on identi- cations of race, gender, and religion in the Caribbean and the American South.

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This essay takes up Naomi Goldenberg’s interest in the construction of the private realm as a place where violence in the name of religion is often permitted. It discusses how scholars of religion are often ready and willing to politically deconstruct the category of religion even as they fail to see the politics that underlie other categories, and considers how this plays out in the case of gender.

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Simmons, K. Merinda. 6. Privatized Publics and Scholarly Silos: Gender, Religion, and their Theoretical Fault Lines. Hijacked - A Critical Treatment of the Public Rhetoric of Good and Bad Religion. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Jul 2020. ISBN 9781781797273. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35419. Date accessed: 18 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35419. Jul 2020

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