Gender, Race, Power and Religion: Women in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in Post-apartheid Society

Situationsanalyse mittels Feldforschung (1995-1997) über die Position von Frauen und Frauenorganisationen in der Methodistischen Kirche Südafrikas in Kapstadt nach dem Ende der Apartheid. Interviews mit Frauen in Führungspositionen, Fragebögen in der rein schwarzen Frauenorgani...

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Main Author: Theilen, Uta
Contributors: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (Thesis advisor)
Format: Dissertation
Language:English
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2003
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Table of Contents: Analysis of the relations and conflicts within the Methodist Church in post-apartheid South Africa. The focus is on the situation of its three traditional women's organisations in the 1990s. These women's organisations are still more or less divided along racial lines. The aim of the fieldwork was to find out if the Methodist women will grow closer together, if women will find more empowerment in their congregations after the democratization of the country and which role African traditions still play for the black membership. Extensive interviews are the backbone of this thesis.Analysis of the relations and conflicts within the Methodist Church in post-apartheid South Africa. The focus is on the situation of its three traditional women's organisations in the 1990s. These women's organisations are still more or less divided along racial lines. The aim of the fieldwork was to find out if the Methodist women will grow closer together, if women will find more empowerment in their congregations after the democratization of the country and which role African traditions still play for the black membership. Extensive interviews are the backbone of this thesis.