"Gender and Religion: Correlates and Causes" Panel - International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) Conference 2019, Barcelona

The deadline for submitting paper proposals is 16 December 2018
Please submit here : https://www.sisr-issr.org/en/conferences/call-for-papers
ISSR 2019 Conference, https://www.sisr-issr.org/en/conferences/conference-2019
International Society for the Sociology of Religion (Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 July 2019)

Gender and Religion: Correlates and Causes

Convener(s):
Dr Yaghoob Foroutan,
Associate Professor at The University of Mazandaran

Abstract (English):
This panel focuses on the place of religion in gender dynamics and women’s status. The term ‘religion’ here refers to all religions around the world (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, etc.), focusing either on a specific religion or on varying religions in order to highlight their role on women’s status from a comparative perspective. In particular, this panel explains the association between religion and gender in terms of a wide range of issues such as family formation patterns including marriage, childbearing and fertility, separation and divorce, new and emerging forms of family formation (like cohabitation etc.), religiosity, labour force participation and employment status, migration, intergenerational gaps related to the impact of religion on gender and women’s status. This panel addresses such key questions as, but limited to, how gender and religion are correlated? Whether and how women’s status is associated with their religion? What does happen to the association between religion and gender upon migration? Whether and how significantly do intergenerational variations exist in terms of the effect of religion on women’s status? Does the effect of a specific religion on women’s status vary in different settings? From a comparative perspective, what are the effects of varying religions (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, etc.) on gender dynamics and women’s status? What are more important determinants than religion on women’s status? We welcome both quantitative and qualitative papers with central focus on the association between religion and gender from cultural, economic, demographic and sociological perspectives.


Dr Yaghoob Foroutan
Guest Editor, Special Issue of the journal of Sociology of Social Institutions
Research Associate, University of Waikato Islamic Studies Group, New Zealand &
Associate Professor, Social Sciences Department, Mazandaran University, Iran &
Adjunct Fellow, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Australia