Common Bodies

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Maaike de Haardt, Anne-Marie Korte (eds.)

Everyday Practices, Gender and Religion

ISBN 978-3-8258-5578-3
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2002
Seiten 192
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Theologische Frauenforschung in Europa

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The gendered body in its common, everyday activities and references is the
central focus of this book. Recognizing the highly abstract and often
`disembodied‘ character of contemporary discussions on `the body‘ in
relation to gender, subjectivity and discourse, the authors of this
anthology start their inquiries at a more mundane level by studying
`common bodies‘: human bodies and bodily practices in daily situations of
(domestic) work and care, of sex, love and violence, and of prayer and
ritual. From this angle of `corporeal agency‘ they discuss the meaning of
religion, religiosity, transcendence and/or Divinity.

Maaike de Haardt is Catharina Halkes/Unie NKV Professor of
Religion and Gender at the Catholic University of Nijmegen and senior
lecturer in Women’s Studies in Theology at the Theological Faculty of

Anne-Marie Korte is Professor of Women’s Studies in Theology
at the University of Utrecht and senior lecturer in Theological
Women’s Studies at the Catholic Theological University in Utrecht.

Together they coordinate the Dutch National Research Program in
Women’s Studies in Theology from which this book is one of the