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Religion and Radicalism

Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Editors: Blyth, Caroline, Colgan, Emily, Edwards, Katie (Eds.)

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    • Examines diverse articulations and interpretations of gender violence and rape culture from various interdisciplinary contexts.
    • Features contributors from a range of disciplines.
    • Explores the ways that geographical and cultural locations can shape and direct interactions and the responses to rape culture.
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About this book

This volume explores the multiple intersections between rape culture, gender violence, and religion. Each chapter considers the ways that religious texts, theologies, and traditions engage with contemporary cultural discourses of gender, sexuality, gender violence, and rape culture. Particularly, they interrogate the multifaceted roles that religious texts and teachings can have in challenging, confirming, querying, or redefining socio-cultural understandings of rape culture and gender violence. Unique to this volume, authors explore the topic from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, theology, biblical studies, gender and queer studies, politics, modern history, art history, linguistics, religious studies, and English literature. Together, these interdisciplinary approaches resist the tendency to oversimplify the complexity of the connections between religion, gender violence, and rape culture; rather, the volume offers readers a multi-vocal and multi-perspectival view of this crucial subject, inviting readers to think deeply about it in light of the global crisis of gender violence.

About the authors

Caroline Blyth is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Auckland. She is co-editor of the Bible and Critical Theory journal, as well as founding member of the Shiloh Project, an interdisciplinary research group studying gender violence and religion.
Emily Colgan is Lecturer in Theology at Trinity Methodist Theological College, Auckland, and contributor to the Shiloh Project.
Katie B. Edwards is Director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies and Senior Lecturer in the School of English, University of Sheffield. She is current co-editor of the Biblical Reception journal, and founding member of the Shiloh Project.

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“Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives represents a collection of works by differing authors that delves thoroughly, yet succinctly, into the historical and contemporary perspectives surrounding gender violence throughout religious texts and customs, with a plethora of research behind them. … The collection addresses issues relevant to areas such as theology, biblical and literature studies, gender and women’s studies, as well as psychology and healthcare.” (Abigail F. Smith, Journal of Interprofessional Care, jicareblog.org, September, 2018)​

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

    Blyth, Caroline (et al.)

  • It’s All About Eve: Women’s Attitudes to Gender-Based Violence in Samoa

    Pages 9-31

    Schoeffel, Penelope (et al.)

  • The Impact of Colonization and Christianization on Gender Violence in the Pacific Islands

    Pages 33-49

    Rallu, Jean Louis

  • Thursdays in Black: Localized Responses to Rape Culture and Gender Violence in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Pages 51-70

    Winn, Harriet

  • Violence of Mind, Body, and Spirit: Spiritual and Religious Responses Triggered by Sexual Violence During the Rwandan Genocide

    Pages 71-86

    Fallon, Breann

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Editors
  • Caroline Blyth
  • Emily Colgan
  • Katie Edwards
Series Title
Religion and Radicalism
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72224-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72224-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72223-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10171-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 222
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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