Book Announcement: Promising Practices: Women Volunteers in Contemporary Japanese Religious Civil Society

PracticesPromising Practices: Women Volunteers in Contemporary Japanese Religious Civil Society

Based upon a survey of five Japanese faith-based volunteer groups, the book offers insights and fresh perspectives into the ways women’s participation in religious civic organizations may work as a gateway toward participatory democracy. The volume examines how faith-based volunteering is experienced by women in contemporary Japan and how it becomes a site of empowering and disempowering practices through which women balance the benefits and the costs of personal shifts, socio-economic changes and democratic transformation. The book will be of valuable contribution for those focusing on gender studies in Japan and for those working in the growing interdisciplinary field of religious civil society.

The detail of the book can be found at: http://www.brill.com/products/book/promising-practices-women-volunteers-contemporary-japanese-religious-civil-society

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About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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