Faith, Gender, and International Affairs

Katherine Marshall

in Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827978
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933020 | DOI:
Faith, Gender, and International Affairs

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This chapter addresses the relationship between faith and gender in international affairs. The roles of women in religion have been the topic of considerable research and debate, yet analysis of, and reflection on, the relationships among the three—faith, gender, and international affairs—are quite meager. Drawing on scholarship on the various dimensions of the topic and on personal experience, the chapter focuses on policy implications of the issues raised more than on the broader questions about how religion affects gender relations and vice versa. Its starting point is to ask what we know and what we do not, and to highlight emerging issues and debates.

Keywords: religion; gender relations; gender roles; women; international affairs

Chapter.  5072 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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