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Women and religion in the west : challenging secularization

Author: Kristin Aune; Sonya Sharma; Giselle Vincett
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2008.
Series: Theology and religion in interdisciplinary perspective., Theology and religion in interdisciplinary perspective series in association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group.
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"Women and Religion in the West addresses a neglected yet crucial issue within the debate on religious belonging and departure: the role of women in and out of religion and spirituality. Beginning with an analysis of the relationship between gender and secularization, the book moves its focus to in-depth examination of women's experiences based on data from key recent qualitative work on women and religion. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Aune; Sonya Sharma; Giselle Vincett
ISBN: 9780754658702 0754658708
OCLC Number: 137325120
Description: xi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Women, religion and secularization : one size does not fit all / Giselle Vincett, Sonya Sharma and Kristin Aune --
Christianity --
Religious change in the West : watch the women / Penny Long Marler --
Singleness and secularization : British evangelical women and church (dis)affiliation / Kristin Aune --
When young women say yes : exploring the sexual selves of young Canadian women in Protestant Churches / Sonya Sharma --
Vocational habit(u)s : Catholic nuns in contemporary Poland / Marta Trzebiatowska --
Alternative spiritualities --
The spiritual revolution and the New Age gender puzzle : the sacralization of the self in late modernity, 1980-2000 / Dick Houtman & Stef Aupers --
The soul of soulless conditions : paganism, goddess religion and witchcraft in Canada / Síân Reid --
The fusers : new forms of spiritualized Christianity / Giselle Vincett --
Because I'm worth it : religion and womens changing lives in the West / Linda Woodhead --
Islam --
Counting women with faith : what quantitative data can reveal about Muslim women in secular Britain / Serena Hussain --
Real Islam in Kazan : reconfiguring the modern, knowledge and gender / Sarah Bracke --
Being Muslim and being Canadian : how second generation Muslim women create religious identities in two worlds / Rubina Ramji --
Being seen by many eyes : Muslim immigrant women in the United States / Garbi Schmidt.
Series Title: Theology and religion in interdisciplinary perspective., Theology and religion in interdisciplinary perspective series in association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group.
Responsibility: edited by Kristin Aune, Sonya Sharma, Giselle Vincett.
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