Studies in Religion, Education and Values
Edited By Jeff Astley and Leslie J. Francis
This volume brings together two core concepts that are central to understanding the social and public significance of religions and theologies within the contemporary world and are therefore of key importance to the discipline of religious education: diversity and intersectionality. Religious diversity requires an understanding of religions and theologies and their roles within a plural society. However, the effect of the intersectionality of multiple social identities on a person’s flourishing illuminates the ways in which the broader complexity of diversity must be viewed from different perspectives.
These core constructs were brought together in a recent conference convened by the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, the leading international association for religious educators across the world. This volume presents twelve key contributions made to the seminar, spanning both conceptual and empirical approaches, and represents a unique collection of international perspectives on the interlocking themes of intersectionality and diversity.
1 Is there a Place for Intersectionality in Research on Religious and Values Education?
Kerstin von Brömssen 1 Is there a Place for Intersectionality in Research on Religious and Values Education? abstract This chapter begins with a discussion on the concept of intersectionality from the time of its ‘founding mothers’, and the strugg...
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