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Gender Studies
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[German Version]

“Gender studies” refers to a research perspective which is based on the differences between the sexes or genders (Women, Men, Women and Men) and which accordingly investigates the significance of the category “gender” in all scholarly disciplines (currently esp. in the social, cultural, and humanistic disciplines). In the wake of the growing differentiation of women's studies, gender relations and their redefinition moved into the center of feminist cognitive interests in the mid-1980s (Feminism and feminist theology), while gender became the main analyt…

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Bachteler, Eva-Maria, “Gender Studies”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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