Gendered religion in Prison? Comparing imprisoned men and women's expressed religiosity in Switzerland

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_2C896DF4EA6C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Gendered religion in Prison? Comparing imprisoned men and women's expressed religiosity in Switzerland
Périodique
Women's Studies: An inter-disciplinary journal
Auteur(s)
Becci Irene, Mallory Schneuwly-Purdie
ISSN
0049-7878
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Volume
41
Numéro
6
Pages
706-727
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Because of its secluded character the prison world is the object of distorted perceptions and a vivid imagery, which applies as well and probably, even to a very high degree to both gender and religion. Based on empirical data collected in two Swiss prisons, this article concentrates on two main topics: firstly, the authors describe the ways in which religiosity is expressed and practiced in prison by male and female inmates. Secondly, they comment on the social functions that inmates attribute to religion in prison. If men and women understand and practice religion in a similar manner, on the contrary, it appears that they attribute differentiated function to religion. After sketching out their methodological approach and briefly present their data, the authors connect their findings to the idea that if the institution determines to a large extent the differences in religiosity, the institution itself is organized according to a gendered logic and thereby also promotes a gendered relation to religion.
Mots-clé
Gender, prison, religion, religiosity, social function
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25/09/2012 15:30
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 14:11
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