RLG312H1: Gender, Body and Sexuality in Islam


This course focuses on constructions of sexuality, gender, and embodiment in Islamic texts and contexts across time and space. Drawing from historical texts, ethnographic research, and feminist and queer theory, we will examine how norms of gender and sexuality are constructed and contested through practices such as marriage and divorce, dress, and inheritance. Students will strengthen their literacy on global gender issues, historicize religious ideas on gender, and analyze the role of culture, legal and religious texts in shaping norms and experiences of gender, sexuality, and embodiment.

Completion of 4.0 credits
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