Women, Gender, and Religious Prejudice in American History

Lecture Description

This lecture uses examples from US history to argue that the construction of every religious prejudice, like the construction of race, advances and is advanced by the construction of gender. Beginning with responses of Catholic women to 19th-century reform rhetoric and to the woman suffrage movement, it focuses on Protestant missionary encounters during the progressive era, and conclusions with an examination of Muslim women’s responses to the post 9/11 culture of United States.

CATEGORIES

Gender, Masculinity, Femininity Religion

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