"Superstars and Misfits: The Gender Culture of Contemporary Evangelicalism" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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"Superstars and Misfits: The Gender Culture of Contemporary Evangelicalism"

April 13, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Kelsey Burke and Amy McDowell (PhD students, Sociology and Women's Studies)

Women's Studies

In this presentation, Kelsy Burke and Amy McDowell will examine two forms of mediated contemporary Protestant evangelicalism in the United States: a Christian punk network, called Misfits United, and a women’s group studying Beth Moore’s bible study, It’s Tough Being a Woman.

They have found that while these cases’ conceptualizations of spirituality provide discursive space to discuss gender in nontraditional ways, they ultimately reinforce gender hierarchies and heterosexuality by grounding their notions of gender on biology, rather than the divine.

Free and open to the public.  Graduate students are encouraged to attend.  Pizza will be provided!

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