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Gender and Conversion

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This chapter examines conversion narratives through the lens of gender, finding that gender matters mostly in terms of background experiences. Literature about gender and religion in general is relatively widespread. The chapter presents a comparison of two women's biographies (Suzie Johnson and Helen Cory) in relation to gender, conversion, and the specific group they convert to. In addition, it also draws on the biography of Carola Kramer. The chapter reports on the analysis of all of the interviews regarding this topic. It argues that both background experiences related to gender and converts' ways of dealing with them are linked to and interact with religious content in conversion biographies to the different religious groups. The chapter poses the question: Do gender-related experiences matter in conversion biographies to various religious groups, and if yes, in which way?

Keywords: Carola Kramer; conversion; gender; Helen Cory; religion; Suzie Johnson



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