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Religion and welfare in Europe : gender and minority perspectives

Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, [2017]
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Religion and Welfare in Europe examines social change in Europe in recent years and how it relates to religion, minority populations, and gender, and their interacting effects on inclusion and conflict. Bringing together international experts in a wide range of fields, the book looks closely at various practices of social service provision in a number of different countries, exploring links between values, welfare,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781447318972 1447318978
OCLC Number: 1035289518
Description: xi, 308 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: List of tables, figures and maps --
Acknowledgements --
Notes on contributors. Introduction / Anders Bäckström. Part 1 Thinking methodologically: approaches to research and practice : Between contextually and comparability: a dilemma in qualitative comparative case studies / Pål Repstad --
Using case studies in religion, values and welfare research / Olav Helge Angell and Lina Molokotos-Liederman --
Social cohesion: from research to practice / Olav Helge Angell, Marjukka Laiho, Anne Birgitta Pessi and Siniša Zrinščak. Part 2 Thinking regionally: key case studies in welfare and religion in Europe : The WaVE project as a record of religious and social transformations in northern Europe / Anders Bäckström --
The intersections of state, family and church in Italy and Greece / Margarita Markoviti and Lina Molokotos-Liederman --
Religion, welfare and gender: the post-communist experience / Siniša Zrinščak. Part 3 Gendered and minority perspectives : Understanding religious minority communities as civil society actors / Annette Leis-Peters --
Striving to live the good life: the tension between self-fulfillment and family obligations for women in northern England / Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon --
Religion as a resource or as a source of exclusion? The case of Muslim women's shelters / Pia Karlsson Minganti --
The moral and gendered crisis of the Italian welfare system seen through the prism of migrant women's reproductive health / Annalisa Frisina. Part 4 Drawing the threads together : Welfare and values in Europe: insights drawn from a comparative cross-country analysis / Effie Fokas --
Afterword / Grace Davie. Appendix: the WaVE team --
Responsibility: Edited by Lina Molokotos-Liederman with Anders Bäckström and Grace Davie.


Compares regional conceptions and variations of welfare in relation to national religious traditions across key parts of Europe. Using comparative case studies, the book examines the transition from  Read more...


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