Evangelical Identity and Gendered Family Life

Evangelical Identity and Gendered Family Life Sex Roles, Vol. 53, Nos. 3/4, August 2005 ( 2005) DOI: 10.1007/s11199-005-5691-5 Book Review Evangelical Identity and Gendered Family Life. ment and the Needs of Children.” Gallagher employs Edited by Sally K. Gallagher, New Brunswick, a “toolbox” metaphor throughout the volume to de- New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, 2003. 244 scribe how people collect the “tools” of their faiths pp. $23.00 (paperback). and use them in social situations. Part 1, with the his- torical perspectives and explanations of terminology, How do educated, religious women manage the establishes what is in the toolbox. Part 2 shows the possible disparities between concepts such as femi- various tools in use. nism and religious belief structures? How are the so- The final section of the text then considers what cial expectations for construction of family, complete would happen if the notion of husband’s headship no with gendered family responsibilities, negotiated for longer played a role in evangelical rhetoric and prac- women who, by having careers or other roles outside tice, and Chapter 9 concludes with a contemplation the home, may experience tension between their re- of the broader implications of this work in terms of ligious beliefs and their economic realities? Sally K. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Evangelical Identity and Gendered Family Life

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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