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19-5-2012

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By the end of the twentieth century, some striking parallels can be seen in the academic disciplines of women’s studies and religious studies. This paper will explore some of these parallels as well as some of the difficulties that face the intersection of these to fields. This exploration will be done by comparing research and teaching methods through the reading of scholarly works by leaders in both fields. The paper will look at the methodologies used by women’s studies scholars for the traditionally male-dominated field of religious studies. These reformers think that it is necessary to ask new questions, collect new data, offer new analyses, and develop new theories to do justice to the voices of women. What might these new ways of gathering and interpreting information mean for academic research in the twenty-first century?

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May 19th, 12:00 AM

Intersection of Women’s Studies with Religious Studies

By the end of the twentieth century, some striking parallels can be seen in the academic disciplines of women’s studies and religious studies. This paper will explore some of these parallels as well as some of the difficulties that face the intersection of these to fields. This exploration will be done by comparing research and teaching methods through the reading of scholarly works by leaders in both fields. The paper will look at the methodologies used by women’s studies scholars for the traditionally male-dominated field of religious studies. These reformers think that it is necessary to ask new questions, collect new data, offer new analyses, and develop new theories to do justice to the voices of women. What might these new ways of gathering and interpreting information mean for academic research in the twenty-first century?