Christina von Braun, Ulrike Brunotte, Gabriele Dietze, Daniela Hrzan, Gabriele Jähnert, Dagmar Pruin (Eds./Hg.)
'Holy War' and Gender. 'Gotteskrieg' und Geschlecht Violence in Religious Discourses. Gewaltdiskurse in der Religion
edited for the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt-University (Berlin). Herausgegeben im Auftrag des Zentrums für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
In modern societies we seem to witness a renaissance of religious thought and religious passion that at times leads to violent action. "Holy Wars" are part of this "renaissance", but it is not at all clear whether this 'holiness' is a relict of religion, a return to religious thinking, or rather the new face of a modernity that dons the mask of religion.
This collection aims at a better understanding of the implications of modern warfare - its form and its causes - for Gender Studies. Gender has on many occasions proven to be a very useful interpretive tool in deciphering historical, cultural and socio-economical subtexts of the modern world.