Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447343523 Will Publish October 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447318972 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only

Religion and Welfare in Europe

Gendered and Minority Perspectives

Edited by Lina Molokotos-Liederman with Anders Bäckström and Grace Davie

Religion and Welfare in Europe

Edited by Lina Molokotos-Liederman with Anders Bäckström and Grace Davie

Distributed for Bristol University Press

276 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447343523 Will Publish October 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447318972 Published December 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Religion and Welfare in Europe examines social change in Europe in recent years and how it relates to religion, minority populations, and gender, and their interacting effects on inclusion and conflict. Bringing together international experts in a wide range of fields, the book looks closely at various practices of social service provision in a number of different countries, exploring links between values, welfare, and social change, with particular attention to changes brought about by recent austerity measures.
Contents
List of tables, figures and maps
Acknowledgements
Notes on contributors
One Introduction
Anders Bäckström
Part One: Thinking methodologically: approaches to research and practice
Two Between contextuality and comparability: a dilemma in qualitative comparative case studies
Pål Repstad
Three Using case studies in religion, values and welfare research
Olav Helge Angell and Lina Molokotos-Liederman
Four Social cohesion: from research to practice
Olav Helge Angell, Marjukka Laiho, Anne Birgitta Pessi and Siniša Zrinščak
Part Two: Thinking regionally: key case studies in welfare and religion in Europe
Fire The WaVE project as a record of religious and social transformations in northern Europe
Anders Bäckström
Six The intersections of state, family and church in Italy and Greece
Margarita Markoviti and Lina Molokotos-Liederman
Seven Religion, welfare and gender: the post-communist experience
Siniša Zrinščak
Part Three: Gendered and minority perspectives
Eight Understanding religious minority communities as civil society actors
Annette Leis-Peters
Nine Striving to live the good life: the tension between self-fulfillment and family obligations for women in northern England
Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon
Ten Religion as a resource or as a source of exclusion?
The case of Muslim women’s shelters
Pia Karlsson Minganti
Eleven The moral and gendered crisis of the Italian welfare system seen through the prism of migrant women’s reproductive health
Annalisa Frisina
Part Four: Drawing the threads together
Twelve Welfare and values in Europe: insights drawn from a comparative cross-country analysis
Effie Fokas
Thirteen Afterword
Grace Davie
Appendix: the WaVE team
Index
 
Review Quotes
Stephanie Sinclair, Open University
"A fascinating volume exploring religion, gender, minorities, and welfare in Europe, offering significant insights into the link between values, welfare, and social change."
Rana Jawad, University of Bath
"This is a timely and authoritative text—fit for students and experts alike—which builds on the insights of the WaVE research to shed new light on gender issues and minority religious groups in Europe. The comparative perspective encompassing diverse national settings provides an important backdrop for analyzing some of the key social welfare implications of an increasingly culturally diverse continent."
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