Catholic Nuns and Sisters in a Secular Age

Catholic Nuns and Sisters in a Secular Age Britain, 1945-90 - Gender in History

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This is the first in-depth study of post-war female religious life. It draws on archival materials and a remarkable set of eighty interviews to place Catholic sisters and nuns at the heart of the turbulent 1960s, integrating their story of social change into a larger British and international one. Shedding new light on how religious bodies engaged in modernisation, it addresses themes such as the Modern Girl and youth culture, '1968', generational discourse, post-war modernity, the voluntary sector and the women's movement. Women religious were at the forefront of the Roman Catholic Church's movement of adaptation and renewal towards the world. This volume tells their stories in their own words.

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ISBN: 9781526156068
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 255.90094109045
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 452g
Height: 139mm
Width: 215mm
Spine width: 24mm