Gender Social Change and Spiritual Power

Against a backdrop of debate concerning the role of Pentecostalism as a mediator of 'modernity', this book examines the interaction between charismatic Christianity, spiritual power and gendered social change in contemporary Ghana.

Author: Jane E. Soothill

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004157897

Category: Religion

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Against a backdrop of debate concerning the role of Pentecostalism as a mediator of 'modernity', this book examines the interaction between charismatic Christianity, spiritual power and gendered social change in contemporary Ghana.
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Holding the World Together

African Women in Changing Perspective Nwando Achebe, Claire Robertson. 2.
... “Political Economy”; Jane Soothill, Gender, Social Change and Spiritual Power
: Charismatic Christianity in Ghana (Amsterdam: Brill, 2008); Damaris Parsitau, ...

Author: Nwando Achebe

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299321109

Category: History

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Featuring contributions from some of the most accomplished scholars on the topic, Holding the World Together explores the rich and varied ways in which women have wielded power across the African continent, from the precolonial period to the present. Suitable for classroom use, this comprehensive volume considers such topics as the representation of African women, their role in national liberation movements, their experiences of religious fundamentalism (both Christian and Muslim), their incorporation into the world economy, changing family and marriage systems, impacts of the world economy on their lives and livelihoods, and the unique challenges they face in the areas of health and disease. Contributors: Nwando Achebe, Ousseina Alidou, Signe Arnfred, Andrea L. Arrington-Sirois, Henryatta Ballah, Teresa Barnes, Josephine Beoku-Betts, Emily Burril, Abena P. A. Busia, Gracia Clark, Alicia Decker, Karen Flint, December Green, Cajetan Iheka, Rachel Jean-Baptiste, Elizabeth M. Perego, Claire Robertson, Kathleen Sheldon, Aili Mari Tripp, Cassandra Veney
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Sister Saints

... see Jane E. Soothill, Gender, Social Change and Spiritual Power: Charismatic
Christianity in Ghana (Boston: Brill, 2007); Ogbu Kalu, “Gendered Charisma:
Charisma and Women in African Pentecostalism,” in his African Pentecostalism:
An ...

Author: Colleen McDannell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190221317

Category: Religion

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The specter of polygamy haunts Mormonism. More than a century after the practice was banned, it casts a long shadow that obscures people's perceptions of the lives of today's Latter-day Saint women. Many still see them as second-class citizens, oppressed by the church and their husbands, and forced to stay home and take care of their many children. Sister Saints offers a history of modern Mormon women that takes aim at these stereotypes, showing that their stories are much more complex than previously thought. Women in the Utah territory received the right to vote in 1870-fifty years before the nineteenth amendment-only to have it taken away by the same federal legislation that forced the end of polygamy. Progressive and politically active, Mormon women had a profound impact on public life in the first few decades of the twentieth century. They then turned inward, creating a domestic ideal that shaped Mormon culture for generations. The women's movement of the 1970s sparked a new, vigorous-and hotly contested-Mormon feminism that divided Latter-day Saint women. By the twenty-first century more than half of all Mormons lived outside the United States, and what had once been a small community of pioneer women had grown into a diverse global sisterhood. Colleen McDannell argues that we are on the verge of an era in which women are likely to play a greater role in the Mormon church. Well-educated, outspoken, and deeply committed to their faith, these women are defying labels like liberal and conservative, traditional and modern. This deeply researched and eye-opening book ranges over more than a century of history to tell the stories of extraordinary-and ordinary-Latter-day Saint women with empathy and narrative flair.
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Christianity Wealth and Spiritual Power in Ghana

'It brought some kind of neatness to mankind': Mass literacy, community
development and democracy in 1950s Asante. Africa, 79(4), 479–499. Soothill,
J. E. (2007). Gender, social change and spiritual power. Charismatic Christianity
in Ghana.

Author: Karen Lauterbach

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319334943

Category: Social Science

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This book centers around mid-level charismatic pastors in Ghana. Karen Lauterbach analyzes pastorship as a pathway to becoming small “big men” and achieving status, wealth, and power in the country. The volume investigates both the social processes of becoming a pastor and the spiritual dimensions of how power and wealth are conceptualized, achieved, and legitimized in the particular context of Asante in Ghana. Lauterbach integrates her analysis of charismatic Christianity with a historically informed examination of social mobility—how people in subordinate positions seek to join up with power. She explores how the ideas and experiences surrounding the achievement of wealth and performance of power are shaped and re-shaped. In this way, the book historicizes current expressions of charismatic Christianity in Ghana while also bringing the role of religion and belief to bear on our understanding of wealth and power as they function more broadly in African societies.
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Bibliographic Index

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105211722868

Category: Bibliographical literature

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Power Gender and Social Change in Africa

I have termed the culmination of the denial of women ' s rights in all spheres “
spirit injury , ” which envisions physical ... that generated the chapters of this book
— the April , 2006 conference on Power , Gender , and Social Change in Africa .

Author: Muna Ndulo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124153342

Category: Political Science

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Gender plays a hugely significant and too often under-considered role in predicting how accessible resources such as education, wage-based employment, physical and mental health care, adequate nutrition and housing will be to an individual or community. According to a 2001 World Bank report titled Engendering DevelopmentThrough Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice, enormous disparities exist between men and women in terms of basic rights and the power to determine the future, both in Africa and around the globe. A better understanding of the links between gender, public policy and development outcomes would allow for more effective policy formulation and implementation at many levels. This book, through its discussion of the challenges, achievements and lessons learned in efforts to attain gender equality, sheds light on these important issues. The book contains chapters from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including sociologists, economists, political scientists, scholars of law, anthropologists, historians and others. The work includes analysis of strategic gender initiatives, case studies, research, and policies as well as conceptual and theoretical pieces. With its format of ideas, resources and recorded experiences as well as theoretical models and best practices, the book is an important contribution to academic and political discourse on the intricate links between gender, power, and social change in Africa and around the world.
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Bento Box in the Heartland

Author: Linda Furiya

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 158005191X

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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The syndicated food columnist blends childhood memories, food, and cultural identity in a memoir revealing what life was like in the 1960s for the only Asian American family living in the farming community of Versailles, Indiana.
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Gender Antagonism and Social Change in a Patriarchal Community

The Iraqw Case in Northern Tanzania Female Struggle Against Gender
Inequalities Mark Paul Diyammi ... The king is thought to be nearer to God than
other humans and special rituals are performed to imbue him with spiritual power
. In some ...

Author: Mark Paul Diyammi

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015079332683

Category: Social Science

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This study is an analysis of social anthropology and provides information on interaction and conflict in African society. Its findings are based on material obtained through personal interviews and by detailed observation of the lives of women and their husbands. The author sets out the nature, method and aims of these social and anthropological investigations. He gives details of the inequalities, conflicts, hostilities and aggression, within the gender relationship, by means of which the male community seeks to extend its influence far beyond the domestic arena. Also underlined is the role of women as mothers in the maintenance of the family unit and the acceptance of domestic responsibility. The book also analyses in-depth treatment of socio-economic change, gender values and social norms as well as Iraqw patriarchal ideology, religious thoughts and cultural values within a changing context. Consideration is also given to Iraqw rituals, marriage and domestic mores. The author shows how all these aspects can be understood through a realisation of the struggle for power existing between the heads of the households and their dependants. The reader is thus given an overall picture of the changes taking place in modern Iraqw society and the effect these changes have on male-female relationships within and without the family circle. Also discussed is the question of family and interethnic conflict management.
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Choice

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131561941

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Gender and Power in Medieval Exegesis

Contemporary Romans foster the social expectation that every person marry ,
have a family , and commit to a public role in the state ; the ... Jerome removes
the individual from social custom , redefining the value of the individual as resting
on his or her spiritual life . ... Pagels is partly right that Roman cultural norms are
21 an issue in Jerome's treatise , though social change 22 GENDER AND
POWER.

Author: Theresa Tinkle

Publisher: New Middle Ages

ISBN: IND:30000127144602

Category: History

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Gender and Power in Medieval Exegesis analyzes the nexus of gender and power in biblical commentaries from the fifth to the fifteenth century, focusing on crucial moments in the development of exegesis. The argument pursues the literary trope of the woman on top through major literary-exegetical works: Augustine’s Confessions, Jerome’s Against Jovinian, the Fleury Slaughter of Innocents, and Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Prologue. Theresa Tinkle reveals how the authoritative woman in these works can signify either a troubling disruption of ordained social order, or an admirable inversion of order that sets the Church apart from dominant culture. Establishing a feminist-historicist perspective, this book situates exegesis in history and exposes the cultural pressures behind exegetes’ decision making.
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American Book Publishing Record

9005 Future energy . 333 . 823209 The future of ... 954 Globalisation , lifelong
learning and the learning society . 374 Globalization and diversity . 330 . ...
361509 Gender , social change , and spiritual power . 289 . 940966 Gendering
musical ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066180442

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Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

The connection between dance and spirituality in lndonesia presents a uniquely
rich terrain in which to explore these issues. ... Classical dances include
meditation, offerings, and the revitalization of metaphysical energy as part of its
formal ... Prominent signs of demarcation are: for the first time, pronounced
gender separation in fact and in role definition; ... states produces a fundamental
challenge to standard accounts of the deep fragmentation of US social change
strategy in the ...

Author: American Anthropological Association

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132137097

Category: Anthropology

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Abstracts of the Annual Meeting American Anthropological Association

Informants attest to the power of these myths , claiming that their last major raid (
which took place in 1953 ) was ... within the community and has exacerbated the
Maneo's sense of vulnerability in the face of rapid social and economic change .
... Her strong interest in spirituality is evident in the atmosphere she artfully
created within the Indian Museum : symbolic ... that constructions of race and
gender cannot be arbitrarily separated because these discourses are in fact
interwoven .

Author: American Anthropological Association

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ISBN: UCSC:32106011645345

Category: Anthropology

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Spirituality and Family Therapy

While some religious institutions resist social change regarding gender equality ,
many have made great headway toward becoming more ... and entitled , that
husbands and wives are to love one another , lift each other up , support each
other to be more spiritual , righteous and worthy . ... Deeply embedded in the
institutional constructions of gender is a power difference between women and
men .

Author: Thomas D. Carlson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0789019604

Category: Family & Relationships

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Let spirituality enhance the effectiveness of your marriage and family therapy practice! The field of marriage and family therapy is starting to acknowledge that spiritual and religious issues are a valuable part of the lives of both clients and therapists. Spirituality and Family Therapy provides you with important information about this growing trend, including guidelines for therapists who are unsure how to integrate spiritual issues into their practice and detailed case studies that reveal how and why faith is a vital part of many clients' lives. Along with these features, you'll also find two unique conversational-style chapters where various authors explore their own beliefs and discuss the role of religion in their lives and careers. Spirituality and Family Therapy will help you understand your own spirituality, and use it as an important resource in your relationships with clients. In Spirituality and Family Therapy you'll learn about: the links between faith, fathering, and family therapy clinical applications for Christian mediation making altars as a way to help your clients come to terms with loss the ways spirituality helps parents cope with the death of a child ways to integrate the spirituality of the therapist into your work the value of faith in services for Alzheimer's caregivers integration of religion, gender, and spirituality in clinical practice
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Women s Issues

Moreover , Alison Jaggar points out in Feminist Politics and Human Nature (
1983 ) that gender and sexual oppression in socialist nations is ... Rooted in
radical feminism , metaphysical feminism postulates an integral , all -
encompassing spirituality aimed at ... Nonrational ways of knowing and intuitive
powers are valued as metaphysical energies that prevail ... women's ; Starhawk
Feminism , socialist RELEVANT ISSUES : Politics , sex and gender , social
reform SIGNIFICANCE : Part ...

Author: Margaret McFadden

Publisher: Ready Reference

ISBN: UCSC:32106020062425

Category: Social Science

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With 696 topics from categories such as education, marriage and family, employment and poverty court cases and legislation, sports, and war and the military, this text is panoranmic in its coverage of important cases, events and personages in women's issues.
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Women s Issues A Fir

Moreover , Alison Jaggar points out in Feminist Politics and Human Nature (
1983 ) that gender and sexual oppression in socialist nations is ... Nonrational
ways of knowing and intuitive powers are valued as metaphysical energies that
prevail in women ' s spirituality . ... sex and gender , social reform SIGNIFICANCE
: Part of the feminist counterculture , socialist feminist ideology helped women to
break ...

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ISBN: UVA:X004105861

Category: Feminism

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Colloquium Masculinities in Southern Africa

They suggested that in Western societies there is " E . Akyeampong and P .
Obeng , “ Spirituality , Gender and Power in Asante ... See also , S . E . Greene ,
Gender , Ethnicity and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast : A History of the
Anlo ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105070705129

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Journal of Religion in Africa

Soothill , Jane E . , Gender , Social Change and Spiritual Power : Charismatic
Christianity in Ghana , Leiden , Brill , 2007 , 261 pp . , 978 90 04 15789 7 , €79 .
Jane E . Soothill ' s book , Gender , Social Change and Spiritual Power , is a ...

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ISBN: IND:30000125194989

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Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America

I think it clear that however sturdy the underlying power differential between
women and men may or may not be in America today , there is a tremendous
social discourse occurring around conceptions of gender . ... by the American
mainstream in the next generation , but the fact that spiritual feminists are relying
on religious means to effect social change is probably not a serious handicap in
this quest .

Author: J. Gordon Melton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815305028

Category: History

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Covers the history, founders, beliefs, and literature of over five hundred nonconventional and alternative religious movements
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