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Rakodi Carole


Taylor & Francis

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887,25 PLN
Wysyłamy w 35 dni

Opis produktu

This book explores the links between religion states social welfare and social change in SubSaharan Africa and South Asia.This book explores the links between religion states social welfare and social change in SubSaharan Africa and South Asia. Building on the authors previous analysis of how religious beliefs practices and values influence social behaviour and relationships especially within families this book focuses on the organisational characteristics of religions and societies.The book considers how Muslim Christian Hindu and Buddhist organisations working in different contexts express the religious values of charity and compassion in practical activities to improve social welfare. Drawing on extensive empirical research the book maps the organisations involved identifying the factors that explain their choice of activities sources of funding and modes of organisation and highlighting similarities and differences between the religious traditions. It considers the involvement of religious actors in schoollevel education as well as in international humanitarian relief and reconstruction and addresses the claim that religious organisations have distinctive features that give them comparative advantages. Finally the book reviews research on the roles of religious values and organisations in resisting or promoting social change focusing on womens movements especially their campaigns for changes in family law and the quest for social and legal recognition for sexual and gender minorities.The books wide coverage of two subcontinents in the Global South and several important religious traditions will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of sociology international development religious studies anthropology and area studies as well as to those engaged in policy and action who are looking to improve their understanding of the complex social cultural political and religious contexts in which they work.PART I: Religions societies and states: An introduction1 Conceptual building blocks2 Analysing religion societies and states3 Developing an understanding of the roles of religious organisationsPART II: The social roles of religious organisations in SubSaharan Africa and South Asia: Practical efforts to improve welfare4 The social roles of Muslim organisations in South Asia and SubSaharan Africa5 Christian organisations in SubSaharan Africa and South Asia: Traditional and new patterns of social engagement6 Hindu and Buddhist religious organisations involvement in social welfare activities7 Religious organisations as education providers: Alternatives to or allies of governments?PART III: Religious values and organisations: Resisting or promoting social change?8 Religious involvement in womens movements: The quest for changes in family law9 Religious actors in movements seeking social and legal recognition for sexual and gender minorities10 ConclusionThis book is as comprehensive as can b

Data Publikacji: 2024-02-05
Wymiary: 234 mm 156 mm 730 gr

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