Global struggles over women's roles, rights, and get dressed have taken heart degree in a drama that casts the secular and the non secular in annoying if no longer violent competition. Advocates for equality converse of the difficulty by way of rights and sleek development whereas reactionaries flooring their authority in spiritual and scriptural appeals. either side presume women's emancipation is tied to secularization. This quantity upsets those certainties through mixing various voices and traditions, either secular and non secular, in experiences historicizing, wondering, and checking out the implicit hyperlinks among secularism and elevated freedoms for ladies. instead of deal with secularism because the resolution to conflicts over gender and sexuality, those essays convey the way it buildings the stipulations producing them.

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