New Directions in Gender and Religion: The Changing Status of Women in African Independent Churches Brigid M. Sackey

ISBN: 9780739124000

Published: July 18th 2007

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219 pages


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New Directions in Gender and Religion: The Changing Status of Women in African Independent Churches  by  Brigid M. Sackey

New Directions in Gender and Religion: The Changing Status of Women in African Independent Churches by Brigid M. Sackey
July 18th 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 219 pages | ISBN: 9780739124000 | 5.33 Mb

Brigid M. Sackeys book is a comprehensive analysis of gender relations in religion in Ghana, using gendered anthropological tools of rare insight and originality. The book chronicles the efforts of men and women who bring a repackaged and customizedMoreBrigid M. Sackeys book is a comprehensive analysis of gender relations in religion in Ghana, using gendered anthropological tools of rare insight and originality. The book chronicles the efforts of men and women who bring a repackaged and customized Christianity and health delivery to meet with the specific cultural needs.

Sackey disabuses notions of the helplessness of women in Ghana specifically (and Africa in general) as it highlights womens initiatives and assertiveness as healers and leaders of the churches they have founded, in addition to their increased involvement and participation in gender discourses and social change.

Sackey also addresses the question of HIV and the AIDS epidemic, detailing how the churches, through the specific leadership of women, are supporting a national campaign on the disease. Basing her research on an exhaustive library of oral history, ethnography, theory, and case studies, Sackey has brilliantly chronicled the relentless proliferation of and innovations in African Independent Churches, and their impact on the national health delivery system and its development.



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