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  • Ethnic church meets megachurch: Indian american Christianity in motion.
    Kurien, Prema A. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on interviews & participant observation in India & U.S.A. The Mar Thoma church from Kerala, India, loses its ethnic uniqueness in the 2nd generation in the U.S.A., which becomes more American Evangelical. Caste background, current class differences, & generation affect gender stances in the church.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Family; Gender role; Caste; Mar Thoma, U.S.A.; Class; Generations; India, Kerala; Migrant; Socialization; Transnational; Indian Americans; Participant observation; Mar Thoma, India
  • Secularization and the wider gap in values and personal religiosity between the religious and nonreligious.
    Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 717-736.

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey Program data; in regions where the unaffiliated form a greater proportion of the population, differences in sexual attitudes & stances toward abortion & gender roles between the affiliated & unaffiliated are greater.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Abortion; Gender role; Sexual attitudes
  • The attitudes toward gender roles in conservative Christian contexts scale: A psychometric assessment.
    Penya, Lynette Sharp, Suzanne Fournier Macaluso, and Garry Bailey (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 165-182.

    Develops a scale measuring gender role traditionalism in a conservative Christian context.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Scale; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Gendered God imagery and attitudes toward mothers' labor force participation: Examining the transposable character of religious schemas.
    Shah, Sarah, John P. Bartkowsk, and Xiaohe Xu (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 540-557.

    Analyzes 1972-2011 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; gendered God imagery affects attitudes about women's labor force participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; God, image of; Labor; Work; United States
  • Grit, guts and vanilla beans: Godly masculinity in the ex-gay movement.
    Gerber, Lynne (2015)
    Gender & Society 29;1: 26-50.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Gender role
  • After the wedding night: Sexual abstinence and masculinities over the life course.
    Diefendorf, Sarah (2015)
    Gender & Society 29:5: 647-669.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Sexual repression; Life course; Masculinity ideology; Sexual activity; Gender traditionalism
  • Complementarianism as doctrine and governance: Narratives on women's leadership among second-generation Asian Americans.
    Chan, Esther (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 435-452.

    Based on interviews & observation in a West Coast U.S.A. second generation Asian American congregation hat experienced a schism over the issue of women's roles in the church.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Schism; Parish; Gender traditionalism; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Congregation; Asian Americans; Gender role
  • Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry.
    Blazer, Annie (2015)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Sport; Women; Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Gender role; Gender traditionalism; Historical; Athletes
  • What makes a man: Gender and sexual boundaries on Evangelical Chrisitan sexuality websites.
    Burke, Kelsy C. (2014)
    Sexualities 17:3-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Gender role; Gender traditionalism; Internet
  • Explaining religious differences in immigants' gender role attitudes: The changing impact of origin country and individual religiosity.
    Röder, Antje (2014)
    Ethnic and Racial Studies 37:14: 2615-2635.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Gender role; Ethnic; Religiosity
  • Dating in light of Christ: Young Evangelicals negotiating gender in the context of religious and secular American culture.
    Irby, Courtney Ann (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:2: 260-283.

    Based on 19 open-ended interviews from students & alumni of Evangelical colleges. The theme of commitment was stressed, & hence a future orientation. Chastity was emphasized, along with Christian identity. Within this framework there were patterned differences.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Young adults; Dating; Courtship
  • How Islam influences women's paid non-farm employment: Evidence from 26 Indonesian and 37 Nigerian provinces.
    Spierings, Niels (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 399-431.

    Analyzes 2003 Demographic and Health Survey data for Indonesia & Nigeria. Muslim/Christian comparisons do not show differences in women's gainful employment, but traditionalist forms of Islam & Islamic province legislation locates women's gainful work in the home.

    Associated Search Terms: Work; Gender role; Women; Sharia; Law; Nigeria; Indonesia; Gender traditionalism; Islam, Indonesia; Islam, Nigeria
  • God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery.
    Orozco Flores, Edward (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Studies 2 ministries (one Catholic, one Pentecostal) that facilitates the transition of Latino men from gang to socially integrated life patterns.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Gang; Deviance/social control
  • God's Gangs. Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery.
    Flores, Edward Orozco (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    2008-09 participant observation & interview data show two urban street ministries facilitating a transition by young adult males from street life to conventional life, self-destructive masculine expression to family-centered masculine expression.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Gang; Participant observation; Gender role; Masculinity ideology; United States, California, Los Angeles; Life histories; Catholic, U.S.A.; Criminology; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Latino Americans
  • Tensions and trends in Pentecostal gender and family relations.
    Martin, Bernice (2013)
    In Robert Hefner (ed.) Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Century. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 115-148.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal; Family; Gender role
  • Gendered organizations and inequality regimes: Gender, homosexuality, and inequality within religious congregations.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 476-493.

    Analyzes 2006-07 National Congregations Study data (U.S.A.); congregations' stances allowing female pastors predicts their acceptance of homosexual leaders.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Gender; Gender role; Homosexuality; Stratification
  • Genre, conversion personnelle et individualism en pentecôtisme: les Assemblées de Dieu de Polynésie française.
    Malogne-Fer, Gwendoline (2013)
    Social Compass 60:2: 189-203.

    Seemingly individualist conversion is contingent on couples who live together marrying; the call to the pastorate is limited to males. Generally, women want to convert first & their mates convert with them.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, French Polynesia; French Polynesia, Moorea; Individualism; Gender role; Conversion; Assemblies of God, French Polynesia
  • Are Muslims a distinctive minority? An empirical analysis of rleigiosity, social attitudes, and Islam.
    Lewis, Valerie A., and Ridhi Kashyap (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 617-626.

    Analyzes 2009 British interview data. Muslims are more religious than Christians & "nones." They are also more traditional on moral issues, reflecting their greater religiosity & their lower socio-economic status.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Marriage/divorce; Homosexuality; Abortion; Gender role; Moral; Great Britain; Islam, Great Britain; Practice
  • "That's what men are supposed to do": Compensatory manhood acts in an LGBT Christian church.
    Sumerau, J. Edward (2012)
    Gender & Society 26: 461-487.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Gender role
  • Des petites filles à l’autel? Catholicisme, genre et liturgie.
    Béraud, Céline (2012)
    In C. Béraud, F. Gugelot, and I. Saint-Martin (eds.) Catholicisme et tensions. Paris: Éd. de l’EHESS, pp. 241-251.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Gender role; Ritual
  • Gender and Pentecostalism among the Gitanos of Madrid: Combining approaches.
    Gay y Blasco, Paloma (2012)
    Romani Studies 22:1: 1-18.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Romani; Pentecostal, Spain; Spain, Madrid
  • Gender ideology and religion: Does a masculine image of God matter?
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 139-156.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data; a view of God as masculine predicts more traditional gender role views.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; God, image of; Gender role
  • What the Other Half is Doing: An Analysis of Gender Inclusivity in Church of Christ Congregations.
    Johnson, Stephen D., and Lynette Sharp Penya (2011)
    Restoration Quarterly 53:4: 21-233.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Churches of Christ, U.S.A.
  • "Short Youth": Resources and Meanings of Early Transtion to Adulthood Among Immigrant Youths.
    Girardi, Davide (2011)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 153-166.

    Based on 2009 questionnaire data from Romanian & Moroccan immigrant youths in Italy, who enter adulthood earlier than native Italian youths. Reports importance of religion, degree of religiosity, etc.; sexual behavior; & affirmation of gender roles.

    Associated Search Terms: Moroccan Italians; Youth; Sexual activity; Romanian Italians; Migrant; Italy; Gender role; Salience
  • Covenant marriage and the sanctification of gendered marital roles.
    Baker, Elizabeth H., Laura A. Sanchez, Steven L. Nock, and James D. Wright (2009)
    Journal of Family Issues 30:147-178.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Gender role; Gender traditionalism; Marriage
  • Religion and Gender across Europe.
    Voicu, Malina (2009)
    Social Compass 56:2: 144-162.

    Analyzes 1999 European Values Survey data; secularization undermines traditionalist gender roles derived from religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Europe; Secularization; Women
  • Sex and Gender Traditionalism among Conservative Protestants: Does the Difference Make a Difference?
    Bartkowski, John P., and Lynn M. Hempel (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4: 805-816.

    Analyzes 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; theological conservatism predicts gender traditionalism among women, strength of denominational affiliation predicts it among men.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Sexism; Sex; Belief; Gender role
  • "I am somebody": Barrio Pentecostalism and gendered acculturation among Chicano ex-gang members.
    Flores, Edward Orozco (2009)
    Ethnic and Racia Studies 32:6: 996-1016.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Gang; Gender role; Latino Americans
  • Chinese American Christian women of New England. Transformtion and continuity in inter-generational narratives of living in Christ.
    Muse, Erika A. (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 114-135.

    Biblical discourse is seen as both liberative & oppressive.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Gender role; Chinese Americans; Discourse; Feminism; Generations
  • "The man is the head." Evangelical discourse and the construction of masculinities in a Tzotzil village.
    Baron, Akesha (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 44-63.

    Studies villagers who formulate a masculine ideal in changing times by interpreting scripture as known to them through oral narration.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Mexico, Chiapas, San Miguel; Masculinity ideology; Evangelical, Mexico; Gender role
  • Yeshiva Fundamentalism: Piety, Gender, and Resistance in the Ultra-Orthodox World.
    Stadler, Nurit (2009)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based mostly on interviews with yeshiva students who spoke of changes in the Haredi world to the interviewer-as-stranger. Interviews took the form of text study.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, yeshiva; Jewish, Ultraorthodox, Israel; Fundamentalism; Generations; Israel; Methodology, interview; Gender role; Change
  • Whosoever Will Let Her Come: Social Activism and Gender Inclusivity in the Black Church.
    Barnes, Sandra L. (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:3: 371-387.

    Analyzes 2000 telephone survey data from members of black churches; activism on behalf of racial justice was not related to favoring female pastors.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Women; Clergy; Activism; Gender role
  • Conflict and Consensus. A Study of Values and Attitudes in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
    Fahy, Tony, Bernadette C. Hayes, and Richard Sinnott (2006)
    Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

    Based on European Values Study data, with added items. Factor analysis shows somewhat different attitudinal cleavages in the 2 Irelands.

    Associated Search Terms: Divorce; Postmaterialism; Environmentalism; Abortion; Gender role; Politics, Great Britain; Homosexuality; Politics, Ireland
  • Marginalized Experiences of Hispanic Females in Youth-based Religious Groups.
    Armitage, Janet S., and Rhonda E. Dugan (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:2: 217-231.

    Based on ethnographic studies of Protestant youth ministries in Chicago; the churches' promotion of traditional gender roles interferes with their ministries to young Latinas.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Youth; Latino Americans; Women; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Participant observation
  • Cowboys and Schoolteachers: Gender in Romance Novels, Secular and Christian.
    Clawson, Laura (2005)
    Sociological Perspectives 48:4: 461-479.

    Content analysis of romance novels; secular ones have strong men giving in to the wiles of women while Christian ones have men not so superficially strong not giving in.

    Associated Search Terms: Literature; Gender role; Content analysis
  • Ethnicity, Acculturation, and Religiosty as Predictors of Female College Students' Role Expectations.
    Bang, Esther M., Elizabeth Lewis Hall, Tamara L. Anderson, and Michelle M. Willingham (2005)
    Sex Roles 53:231-237.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Students, undergraduate; Women
  • Godly Manhood Going Wild?: Transformations in Conservative Protestant Masculinity.
    Gallagher, Sally K., and Sabrina L. Wood (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:2: 135-160.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Conservative, U.S.A.; Promise Keepers
  • Childhood Religious Conservatism and Adult Attainment among Black and White Women.
    Glass, Jennifer, and Jerry Jacobs (2005)
    Social Forces 84:1: 555-597.

    Analyzes data from the 1988 panel of the National (U.S.A.) Survey of Families and Households; childhood religious conservatism predicts diminished human capital acquisition & earlier family formation for White women, with muted effects for Black women.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Women; Conservative, U.S.A.; Gender role; Race; Education; Cultural capital; Family
  • Gender and Marital Decision Making: Negotiating Religious Ideology and Practice.
    Denton, Melinda Lundquist (2004)
    Social Forces 82: 1151-1180.

    Analyzes 1996 telephone survey data from the U.S. (not Alaska & Hawaii); conservative Protestants verbalize traditionalist & liberal Protestants more egalitarian gender role ideology, but both practice something in between.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Gender role
  • Family, Religion, and Work among Arab-American Women.
    Read, Jen'nan Ghazal (2004)
    Journal of Marriage and Family 67: 1042-1050.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Economic; Gender role; Arab Americans; Family
  • Gender and generation in a Chinese Christian church.
    Yang, Fenggang (2004)
    In Tony Carnes and Fengang Yang (eds.) Asian American Religions. The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries. New York: New York University Press, pp. 205-222.

    Studies a congregation where the 2nd generation had acquired American fundamentalist culture & rejected a potential pastor because he had married an ordained woman.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Gender role; Chinese Americans; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands.
    Wilcox, W. Bradford (2004)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Based in large part on 1977-98 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data. Ideology is shown to have some influence on the family-related behavior of Protestant fathers in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Family; Conservative/liberal; Protestant, U.S.A.; Gender role
  • Women's Status in Eastern NRMs.
    Fuller, Sylvia, and John Levi Martin (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 44:4: 354-369.

    Compares status of women in 35 U.S. communal groups; finds both traditional gender roles & empowerment.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Gender role; Women; New religions
  • Context Matters: Effects of the Proportion of Fundamentalists on Gender Attitudes.
    Moore, Laura M., and Reeve Vanneman (2003)
    Social Forces 82:1: 115-139.

    Analyzes 1985-96 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; fundamentalist contexts add to the conservatism of individual fundamentalists' beliefs on gender attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist; United States; Gender role; Ecology; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • The Sources of Gender Role Attitudes among Christian and Muslim Arab-American Women.
    Read, Jen'nan Ghazal (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:2: 207-222.

    Analyzes 2000 questionnaire data from Arab American women. More than half were Christian & many were immigrants. Immigrant status & scriptural literalism predicted gender role traditionalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, U.S.A.; Gender role; Literalism; Arab Americans; Migration
  • Veiled Submission: Gender, Power, and Identity among Evangelical and Muslim Women in the United States.
    Bartkowski, John P., and Jen'nan Ghazal Read (2003)
    Qualitative Sociology 26:1: 71-92.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Gender role; Power; Identity; Women
  • Evolution of Ideals for Women in Mormon Periodicals, 1897-1999.
    Vance, Laura L. (2002)
    Sociology of Religion 63:1: 91-112.

    Content analysis of Mormon publications shows a shift from extra-domestic to domestic roles for women, & then to an inconclusive stance.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Mormon; Gender role; Media
  • Influence de l'intégration religieuse sur les attitudes: analyse comparative européennes.
    Bréchon, Pierre (2002)
    Revue française de sociologie 43:3: 461-483.

    Based on 1998 European survey data. Practice predicts sexual permissiveness inversely, gender role attitudes, abortion attitudes, attitudes about civic honesty, trust of institutions & political views.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Europe; Abortion; Gender role; Comparative; Practice; Sexual attitudes; Politics
  • Remaking the Godly Marriage: Gender Negotiation in Evangelical Families.
    Bartkowski, John P. (2001)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on interviews & participant observation in an Evangelical congregation in Texas. Sermons muted & married couples ignored the discourse of women being submissive.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Parish; Family; Gender role
  • Feminist theory, embodiment, and the docile agent: Some reflections on the Egyptian Islamic revival.
    Mahmood, Saba (2001)
    Cultural Anthropology 6:2: 202-236.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Feminist theory; Women; Egypt; Islam, Egypt
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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