An introduction to basic concepts and theories which address women and gender in voodoo, Native American traditions, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and traditional African religions drawing on methodologies and content of multiple disciplines. Attitudes toward the body will be examined in a comparative context as will the meaning of gender in religious symbolism, myth, and ritual. This course will explore gender roles in religion as dynamic rather than fixed categories and will provide a foundation for more advanced work on the topics of women, gender, and sexuality in religious traditions.
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