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Religion and Gender - April 2005

Date: 11-13 April 2005 Time: 0.00 pm

The Department hosted a three-day conference on 'Religion and Gender' at Lancaster on 11-13 th April 2005.

The conference was organised by Linda Woodhead at the invitation of the British Sociological Association's Study Group for the Sociology of Religion.

Funding was provided by the Lancaster Faculty of Social Sciences and the British Academy. The conference attracted over 100 participants, and helped set a new agenda for the sociology of religion. Selected conference papers are to be included in a book entitled Religion and Gender to be published by Ashgate in 2007.


Sevgi Kilic - Freeing Muslim Women: the Everyday Emotions of Veilophobia

Dick Houtman - The Spiritual Revolution and the New-Age Gender Puzzle: the Sacralisation of the Self in Late Modernity (1980-2000)

Charlotte Hardman - Shamanism and Gender

Penny Marler - Religious Change in the West: Watch the Women

Maria Holt, Karin Ask, Haleh Afshar, Aisha Ahmad, Zahia Salhi, Berna Zengin-Arslan - Panel: Gender, Islam and Democracy

Callum Brown, Linda Woodhead, Colin Campbell and Leslie Francis

Panel: Gendering Secularisation.

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Organising departments and research centres: Religious Studies


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