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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Class, Religion, and Theology Unit and Womanist Approaches to Religion and Society Unit and SBL Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible Unit

Call for Papers: 

We solicit papers exploring Womanist interpretation of women in the Bible and the roles of reproductive labor/care work/emotional labor, in concert with the discussion of two works: Tamura Lomax's Jezebel Unhinged: Loosing the Black Female Body in Religion and Culture; and Monique Moultrie's Passionate and Pious: Religious Media and Black Women's Sexuality. We especially invite papers that use the lens of reproductive labor/care work/emotional labor, which can be defined as physical, mental, emotional, and/or interactive labor that keeps bodies and whole communities alive from one day, and one generation, to the next. Black women, in the US and around the world, have historically and in the present day borne the brunt of exploitation in these forms of labor, yet at the same time, they have also been sites for generative community-building and empowerment within Black communities. In addition, these forms of labor have been an important theme in Womanist biblical interpretation, which helps us see the function of oppression in biblical texts that often gets played out in church and society.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee