Instrumental borders of gender and religious conversion in the Balkans.
Religion, State and Society
55 - 63.
In this paper I look at religious identifications and affiliations in the Balkans as instrumental political resources for ascertaining hierarchical relations among social groups and individuals, with extensive use of gendered metaphors, referring to different categories of people as either effeminate or truly manly, and actual women often used as a currency of exchange.
|Title:||Instrumental borders of gender and religious conversion in the Balkans|
|Additional information:||An earlier version of this paper was presented at the international conference 'Religion on the Borders: New Challenges in the Academic Study of Religion', Sodertorn University College, Stockholm, Sweden, 19 - 22 April 2007, and at the Kotor Network conference on 'New Religious Minorities', Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 25 - 26 May 2007. The preparation and presentation of this paper were made possible with financial support from the UNDP Brain Gain Programme and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Please see http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/16572/ for an Albanian version of this paper.|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Anthropology|
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