Women and Revivalism in the West
Choosing Fundamentalism in a Liberal Democracy
By (author) Myfanwy Franks
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Women and Revivalism in the West by Myfanwy Franks
Book DescriptionWhy do some Western women choose to join Christian and Islamic revivalist movements in the present day? Revivalist religions (often called 'fundamentalist') have a reputation for the policing of gender boundaries and roles and the blanket subjugation of women. This study aims particularly to establish what the attractions might be for women who choose to swim against the prevailing consumerist current and affiliate themselves with such groups in a liberal democracy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333922873
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Myfanwy Franks
Women in Later Life, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by Myfanwy Franks
This groundbreaking book is based on interviews and focus groups with women of different backgrounds and ethnicities whose lives illustrate the strength of character and optimism that have often enabled them to live through hard times but who, in general, view later life positively.
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Author Biography - Myfanwy Franks
MYFANWY FRANKS is Research Fellow at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York.
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