Prof. Mayfair Yang (UC Santa Barbara): “Gendered Religiosity: Patriarchal Structures and Women’s Agency in China”

Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum, KWZ 0.602 Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, Göttingen

Abstract: This lecture will examine how social structures of power, such as patriarchal power, depend on the vicissitudes of human agency to implement their principles, opening them up to subtle shifts and reconfigurations in social practice (Anthony Giddens, Pierre Bourdieu). Traditional religiosities, whether Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, or others, are often seen to produce conservative agents […]