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Description - Women and Revivalism in the West by Myfanwy Franks

Why do some western women choose to join Christian and Islamic revivalist movements at the beginning of the 21st century? 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 Details

ISBN: 9780333922873
ISBN-10: 0333922875
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Pages: 227
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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