The cost of a calling? Clergywomen and work in the Church of England

Greene, Anne-marie and Robbins, M (2015) The cost of a calling? Clergywomen and work in the Church of England. Gender Work and Organization, 22 (4). pp. 405-420. ISSN 1468-0432


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This article explores the work of clergywomen in the Church of England within an analysis of the Church as a gendered organization. We highlight the sex discrimination they often face, at the same time as satisfaction with their work and the need to follow their calling regardless of the difficulties. This is explained through an analysis of the significance of religious calling and the requirement for ‘sacrifice’ on their ability to endure their work and to challenge discriminatory treatment.

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Keywords: clergywomen, gender practices, sex discrimination, vocation, calling, sacrifice
Divisions: Social and Life Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Stewart Milne
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 15:11
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2020 09:10

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