Events for Sept. 5, 2013

Building Bridges: Sarah-Jane Page

Thu, September 05, 2013

Time: 12pm-2pm
Location: University of Ottawa, Arts Hall, Room 509

Title: "'Gender Equality' as Empty Signifier? Understanding Perceptions of the Gendered Division of Labour from Religious Young Adults Living in the UK"

Gender Equality has become a key value upon which liberal democratic governments measure themselves. Religious citizens are often positioned as a challenge to this, with the assumption that religions are overwhelmingly gender-conservative, endorsing traditional codes of behaviour. As it is young people who most embody the rhetoric of freedom and opportunity, young religious women in particular come to symbolise the assumed inequality of conservative religious regimes (Scharff 2011 ...

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