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    Catholic nuns and sisters in a secular age, Britain 1945-1990

    Mangion, Carmen M. (2019) Catholic nuns and sisters in a secular age, Britain 1945-1990. Gender in History. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526140463.

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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.


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Carmen Mangion
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2020 12:32
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:58


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