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  • From Piety to Professionalism--and Back?: Transformations of Organized Religious Virtuosity.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2006)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Examines the effects of secularization of schools, charities, & hospitals on the female religious organizational sponsors; 36 focus groups conducted 1999-2000 with a missionary society, deaconesses, & Catholic sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Education; Change; Deaconess; Goal displacement; Social services; Secularization; Women; Hospital; Organization; Missionary; Identity; Sisters; Focus group
  • Dual Ordination Tracks: Differential Benefits and Costs for Men and Women Clergy.
    Nesbitt, Paula D. (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:1: 13-30. [Also in William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) Gender and Religion (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, 1994), pp. 27-44]

    Demography of Episcopal permanent deacons & Unitarian Ministers of Religious Education & other clergy suggest disprivileged tracks for women.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Clergy; Episcopal; Religious educator; Deacon/deaconess; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Unitarian Universalist
  • Discourse on Women in the Clerical Profession: The Diaconate and Language-Games in the Church of England.
    Aldridge, Alan (1992)
    Sociology 26:1: 45-57.

    For clergy opposed to ordaining women, deaconess ordinations confirmed a subordinate female status; for the women, it involved a discourse of criticism of their exclusion from the priesthood.

    Associated Search Terms: Church of England; Women; Deaconess; Language game
  • In the Absence of the Minister: Structures of Subordination in the Role of Deaconess in the Church of England.
    Aldridge, Alan (1987)
    Sociology 21:3: 377-392.

    Interview data from deaconesses in the Nottingham area.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Nottingham; Deaconess; Church of England
  • Ordaining Women as Priests: Religious vs. Sexist Explanations for Clerical Attitudes.
    Nason-Clark, Nancy (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 48:3: 259-273.

    Analyzes data from clergy, deaconesses, & clergy wives in England; shows religion to be a channel for conservative sex role ideology.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Church of England; Deaconess; Clergy; Clergy spouses; Women
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