PANEL 3.03

Gender and Religion

Coordination:
Silvia Bruzzi , University of Bologna, Italy;
Meron Zeleke , University of Bayreuth, Germany.

This panel will explore the roles, representations and places of gender issues in Ethiopian religions. Being “gender” a socially constructed phenomenon there will be a high degree of heterogeneity on the issue. A plurality of sources, methodologies and approaches will be employed in order to point out different case studies. Drawing, for example, our attention towards local pilgrimages and ziyarat to pious women and shrines, as well as to local faith based on congregations of women, we intend to investigate the following issues:
- Which are the different roles, representations and spaces of women in different Ethiopian religions?
- How is the social construction of gender portrayed in the different religious traditions of the country?
- Which are the gender legitimizing narratives and counter-narratives in religious discourses?
The panel will include papers from scholars working on this topic and belonging to different fields of study: history, anthropology, ethnomusicology and sociology. Our aim is to shed more light on gender issues in religion, a subject that is still marginalised in Ethiopian studies.

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SELECTED PAPERS

Dr.

BROMBER Katrin

Muscular Christianity. The role of Ethiopian YMCA sports in shaping modern masculinities (1950s-1970s)

BRUZZI, Silvia

Sitti ‘Alawiyya and Fascist Pro-Islamic policy

Mrs

DEBELE SERAWIT BEKELE

Abebech aka Dinknesh Wuletu: Her life as a high priestess, founder and head of the Qallu Chabsa institution in Selale, North Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State

Dr.

KLEINER Michael

Some remarks on Wälättä P'et'ros

Dr

LEE Ralph

Why is the Trinity Feminine?

Mrs

QASHU Leila

The Siinqee Institution and Ateetee: Arsi Oromo women’s sung prayers as an active practice of women’s spiritual and societal powers and a means of upholding their rights

Mr

ZELALEM NEMERA

The Sacred Power of Women in Oromo Culture and Its Implications for Gender Equality

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors are advised to submit their paper to the Organizing Committee
before September 30, 2012
.

Papers will be published as pre-proceedings on the website, under each panel section.

Papers should be limited to ca. 5000 words or 30,000 signs (including spaces).

Papers have to be submitted online, by uploading under each panel section (go to the page of the panel in which your paper is selected and upload your text).

Papers can also be sent to the Organizing Committee (organization@ices18.org) with specification of panel number.

Submitted papers will be directly transmitted to the panel organizers and published online after approval by the panel organizers.

Guidelines to authors for formatting papers:

Transilteration systems for Ethiosemitic languages



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