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Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century: Technology, Dialogue, and Expanding Borders (Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature)

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (15 Nov. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415831946
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415831949
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 0.3 cm
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"This is an exciting collection of essays from some of the best feminist voices in religion of our current era. The writers explore the profound effects that technology has on how we communicate and the myriad ways we do so globally as well as locally to probe enduring social inequalities, reshape religious conversations, inspire social justice activism, expand our sense of religious communities, breaking down restrictions of language and space, transform education, find ancestors, and explore embodiment. Rather than see us as captive to technologies’ expansions, these writers point us toward the possibilities of technologies’ positive transformations as tools of justice-making and sustaining."

Emilie M. Townes, Vanderbilt Divinity School, USA

"For anyone interested in how feminism and religion intersect with blogging, open source, life broadcast, social media, virtual community, and activism in cyberspace, this text is a must-read. Feminist scholars and activists need to catch up with cyberfeminism or become obsolete!"

Kwok Pui-lan, Episcopal Divinity School, USA

"Drawing on diverse methods and theories, the contributors to Feminism and Religion in the Twenty-First Century explore how online forms of communication and community are―and aren't―challenging exclusionary, authoritarian, and patriarchal religious institutions and ideas."

Kecia Ali, Boston University, USA

"This fascinating collection of essays by diverse authors explores a multitude of possibilities for women’s use of social media in religious reflection, community building, and activism. The essays are informed by both theory and practice and engage a range of religious traditions, settings, and topics to enhance our understanding of contemporary feminism and religion."

Pamela K. Brubaker, California Lutheran University, USA

"This collection of provocative essays on feminist theology speaks to our world that is increasingly immersed in technology as a way of living. The book stands at the intersection of feminist theology and feminism lived out pedagogically to illuminate an emerging, creative, cutting edge way of being woman. The reflections span issues of social media, alternative communities, and technology. These essays provide delightful views of new and burgeoning areas of reflection and practice on what it means to do theology for women in our world today, with blogging, hashtags, and social networking."

Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Georgetown University, USA

"A compelling exploration of technology's effects on the field of feminism and religion through essays by a varied group of theologians. The collection makes a stunning case for how technology fosters expanded dialogue, spreads the feminist revolution, and shapes the future of the movement."

Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual

"This volume can play a useful part in enabling constructive and critical moral and theological conversation about the significance of this for feminism and religion in the 21st century, not least by articulating a range of views on new technologies which make for a useful classroom resource."

Nicola Slee, Director of Research at The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, UK & Professor of Feminist Practical Theology (the Queen’s chair) at The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Gina Messina-Dysert, Ph.D. is Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Ursuline College and Co-founder of Feminism and Religion.

Rosemary Radford Ruether, Ph.D. is Professor of Feminist Theology at Claremont Graduate University and Claremont School of Theology.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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