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dc.contributor.authorAgadjanian, Victor
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-14T19:37:38Z
dc.date.available2017-03-14T19:37:38Z
dc.date.issued2016-03-21
dc.identifier.citationAgadjanian, Victor. "Women's Religious Authority in a Sub-Saharan Setting." Gender & Society 29.6 (2015): 982-1008.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/23404
dc.description.abstractWestern scholarship on religion and gender has devoted considerable attention to women’s entry into leadership roles across various religious traditions and denominations. However, very little is known about the dynamics of women’s religious authority and leadership in developing settings, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, a region of powerful and diverse religious expressions. This study employs a combination of uniquely rich and diverse data to examine women’s formal religious authority in a predominantly Christian setting in Mozambique. I first use survey data to test hypotheses regarding the prevalence and patterns of women’s formal leadership across different denominational groups. I then support and extend the quantitative results with insights on pathways and consequences of women’s ascent to formal congregation authority drawn from qualitative data. The analysis illustrates how women’s religious authority both defies and reasserts the gendered constraints of the religious marketplace and the broader gender ideology in this developing context.en_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright SAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectWomen's leadershipen_US
dc.subjectGender ideologyen_US
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.titleWOMEN’S RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY IN A SUB-SAHARAN SETTING Dialectics of Empowerment and Dependencyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
kusw.kuauthorAgadjanian, Victor
kusw.kudepartmentSociologyen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0891243215602106en_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, author accepted manuscripten_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US
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