- List of Contributors
- Feminist Theology and the Global Imagination
- Feminist Theology and the Jewish Tradition
- What is Feminist Theology?
- Transethnic Feminist Theology of Asia: Globalization, Identities, and Solidarities
- Gynocentric Thealogy of Tantric Hinduism: A Meditation Upon the Devi
- Globalization and Gender Inequality: A Contribution from a Latino Afro-feminist Perspective
- ‘The World Palpitates’: Globalization and the Religious Faith and Practices of Latin American Women
- Globalization, Women, and Religion in the Middle East
- Interrupting ‘Global-speak’: A Feminist Theological Response from Southern Africa to Globalization
- Theological Perspective on Mutual Solidarity in the Context of Globalization: The Circle's Experience
- Woman Lost in the Global Maze: Women and Religion in East Africa Under Globalization
- Feminist Theologies and the European Context
- Globalization the Second Wave of Colonization: Impacts on <i>wahine</i> Māori
- First Nation, Empire, and Globalization
- <i>Feminism, Inc.</i>: Globalization and North American Feminist Theologies
- Beyond Theology of Religions: The Epistemological and Ethical Challenges of Inter-religious Engagement
- Beyond the God/Man Duo: Globalization, Feminist Theology, and Religious Subjectivity
- Feminist Theologies of a World Scripture(s) in the Globalization Era
- The Challenges of Globalization for Muslim Women
- Theology and Identity in the Context of Globalization
- Doing a Theology from Disappeared Bodies: Theology, Sexuality, and the Excluded Bodies of the Discourses of Latin American Liberation Theology
- Globalization and Women's Bodies in Latin America
- Globalization and Narrative
- <i>La Morenita</i> on Skis: Women's Popular Marian Piety and Feminist Research on Religion
- Feminist Ritual Practice
- Globalization, Women's Transnational Migration, and Religious De-traditioning
Abstract and Keywords
Far-flung movements of women from disadvantaged areas of the world to more advantaged ones are at the heart of the present configuration of global capitalism. Rather than simply leaving their countries of origin to set up temporary or permanent residence elsewhere, women who move in today's global economy, in order to take jobs as housekeepers or nannies (for example), are typically transnational migrants. Even as they settle into new places, their lives remain bound up with where they came from, in virtue of rather dense social and familial networks bridging national boundaries. Connected simultaneously in this way to at least two places at once, these women are working out in their everyday lives a fundamental reconfiguration of the way cultural traditions are set up and maintained, with significant implications for the understanding of religious traditions in particular. This chapter shows that, in the lives of these women, coming undone is the familiar association of tradition with the intergenerational transmission of an already established way of life by means of face-to-face interactions in a single location.
Kathryn Tanner is the Frederick Marquard Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School. She obtained her doctorate from the Religious Studies Department of Yale University, where she taught for ten years before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 1994. Her work employs interdisciplinary methods for rethinking the character of Christian belief and practice. She is the author of six books, including The Politics of God (1992), Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology (1997), and Economy of Grace (2005).
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