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date: 01 April 2020

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This chapter examines gender as a category and concept and its deployment in the study of systems of belief and practice in the last decades of the twentieth century. It charts four theoretical developments that have extended the study of gender in significant ways: that is, intersectionality (analysis of interrelations between race, class, and gender), feminist poststructuralism, gender studies and performance (performance as a central aspect of the social construction of gender, e.g. in rites of passage), and sexuality and queer studies (e.g. recognizing that there is no single normative or universal sexuality). It then examines the application of these theoretical developments in the study of religion.

Keywords: feminism, gender, gender performance, intersectionality, queer theory, sexualities

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