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|Gender and Diversity Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations
Blanche Jackson Glimps, Theron Ford.
As religions grow and evolve, they adapt to their current circumstances, with new ideologies often deviating dramatically from their roots. The variety of religious institutions in modern society necessitates a focus on diversity and inclusiveness in the interactions between organizations of different...
Spiritual Health Identity: Placing Black Women's Lives in the Center of Analysis
Y. Joy Harris-Smith.
This chapter aims to identify the ways in which spirituality, religion and the Black Church help to shape a spiritual health identity in a group of Black women by placing their lived experiences at the center of analysis using methods that are epistemologically consistent with how they understand the...
Becoming ‘Multi-Racial': The Young Women's Christian Association in Kenya, 1955-1965
Eleanor Tiplady Higgs.
This chapter addresses issues of identity and racial exclusion by looking at Christianity and whiteness at the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in the context of late colonial Kenya. Between 1955 and 1965, Kenya YWCA rejected its identity as an organization for white/European women, and...
Psychological Essentialism: Diversity and the Religious Experience
This chapter uses a case study, and supporting literature, to explore the function of Psychological Essentialism (the process of giving meaning to perceived “sameness”) in explaining tensions that often arise as we struggle to improve our understanding of diversity and inclusion in higher education, as...
The Promise for African American Male Students in Teacher Education at Marygrove College
Chukwunyere E. Okezie, Judy Alhamisi, Blanche Jackson Glimps.
The recruitment of African American males into the teaching profession in the United States of America is an increasing challenge at national, state, and local levels. Gender and racial disparities between teachers in this country and the students they teach are present in classrooms. This chapter...
Race Relations in the Churches of Christ: Strategies towards Reconciliation
Tanya Smith Brice.
The denomination of Churches of Christ is racially segregated. While this is true for most Christian denominations, this chapter argues that this segregation is by design. This chapter presents a historical context of race relations within the Churches of Christ. Specifically, this chapter relies on...
Women, Faith, and Social Cohesion
John Anthony Lawler, Ghazala Mir.
This chapter presents findings from a research study examining the relationship between faith communities, social cohesion activity and the leadership role of women. The study examined women's exercise of leadership or influence in small intercultural, interfaith projects, which they had developed...
Contemporary Global Perspectives on Gender Economics
The rise of women in the workforce has led to many campaigns for wage equality and the impartial treatment of both sexes as they pursue careers previously designated as either a man’s or a woman’s job. The impact of these campaigns has been felt, but a sense of gender stereotyping still affects not...
Gender Economics: An Introduction to Contemporary Gender Economics
This chapter will introduce a definition of the theory of Gender Economics to create a development pathway for the future study of Gender Economics as a concept. The definition covers Gender Economics and its application in business at a micro level, as well as in policy and economic theory at a macro...
A Note on the History of Gender Economics and Feminist Economics: Not the Same Story
The aim of this paper is to show the differences between Gender Economics (GE) and Feminist Economics (FE). The first part will deal with a historical reconstruction of these differences. The central part of this chapter will specifically illustrate Gender Economics, Feminist Economics, Feminine...
Money of Her Own and the Politics of Women's Empowerment
Shushmita Chatterji Dutt.
The impact of micro finance initiatives on poor (often illiterate) women is discussed in this paper. The way women begin to understand market forces and negotiate the best terms for themselves is examined. This seems to link to increasing confidence, a stronger voice and finally negotiating a space for...
Is M-PESA a Model for Financial Inclusion and Women Empowerment in Kenya?
Violet N. Barasa, Charles Lugo.
Since the 1980s, the gender gap in most countries—rich and developing—has been narrowing. Women and girls are going to school more, living longer, getting better jobs, and acquiring legal rights and protections. Despite these strides, women in poor rural communities remain financially excluded from...
Economic Empowerment of Women in Pakistan
This chapter gives an account of the situation on the status of women in Pakistan. It studies the various steps taken by the Government of Pakistan to empower the women. It also studies the various ways to empower women in Pakistan. The chapter only studies the empowerment of women in economic sphere...
Social Connectedness and the Declining Life Satisfaction of Australian Females
Jennifer Ulichny, Christopher L. Ambrey, Christopher M. Fleming.
Research into subjective well-being suggests that happier people are healthier and more professionally productive, achieve goals more easily and are more often successful in personal relationships. Unfortunately, studies in the USA and Britain suggest that there has been an overall decline in...
Women in Transition: Institutional Change and Women's Situation in Poland
The chapter describes institutional and gender relations in the society and the economy, the influence of institutions and the state that may lead to the institutional change, which is understood as an adaptation of habits of thought to changing circumstances. The situation of women in Poland has been...
Gender and Industrial Creativity in Poland
The chapter deals with the problem of seeking possibilities to utilise patent databases in the research on dynamics and development directions in science, technology, innovation activity as well as on structural changes in economy, taking into account gender aspect. The key research objectives include...
Innovation, Innovativeness, and Gender: Approaching Innovative Gender
The chapter deals with the search for the sources of broadly understood creativity in solving various problems: social, political, practical (related to everyday life), family, economic, culture, religious, etc. wherever traditional approaches proved ineffective. These creative solutions -...