Feminist Christian Women: Transgressing Gender Orders through Embodied Practices

  • Giselle VincettEmail author
Part of the Veröffentlichungen der Sektion Religionssoziologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie book series (DGSRELIGION)


If gender orders are taken to be the ways in which societies shape notions of what it means to be a woman or a man through power relations, then we may look at gender orders on many scales: from the societal level, to the institutional (as in the churches), in the personal and in the symbols, language or imagery which a society, group or individual accept as representative of ‘proper’ womanhood or manhood, or even the divine. Since gender orders are socially constructed, they are dependent on gender practices or performance. That is, they are reinforced, challenged or changed by practices or performances in both the everyday and the extraordinary (as in ritual, for e.g., or even in experiences of the divine and their subsequent communication), even in our symbols and imaginaries.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityTurton, LancashireGroßbritannien

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