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Wilfully Disempowered


Day, Abby


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Abstract Two cases from the UK are discussed to explore why, in the author's terms, women wilfully disempower themselves in religion and spiritual contexts. A case study of a women's prayer group shows how they resist acknowledging their own power or the idea that they are engaging in informal ritual equally important to their male counterparts. Second, qualitative data from a large study of people's beliefs are used to show how women willingly submit to a higher male power through a process of self-denigration. It is argued that the women are making rational, strategic choices in an increasingly secular and patriarchal world.
Thesaurusschlagwörter gender; religion
Freie Schlagwörter patriarchy; secular; spiritual; women;
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2008
Seitenangabe S. 261-276
Zeitschriftentitel European Journal of Women's Studies, 15 (2008) 3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350506808091507
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)