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Living Faith : Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty

By: Sullivan, Susan Crawford.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Morality and Society Series: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (303 p.).ISBN: 9780226781624.Subject(s): Church work with the poor -- Massachusetts -- Boston | Low-income mothers -- Religious life -- Massachusetts -- Boston | Parenting -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Religious aspects | Religion and social problems -- Massachusetts -- Boston | Women and religion -- Massachusetts -- BostonGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Living Faith : Everyday Religion and Mothers in PovertyDDC classification: 306.6/774461083086942 | 306.6774461083 LOC classification: HQ759HQ759 .S835 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. Introduction: Listening to Poor Mothers about Religion ""; ""2. Building Blocks: Theory, Religious Practices, and Churches ""; ""3. “God Made Somebody Think of Welfare Reform� : Religion, Welfare, and Work ""; ""4. “I Send Him to Church with My Mother� : Religion and Parenting ""; ""5. “God Has a Plan� : Making Meaning ""; ""6. “I Don�t Get to Church Anymore� : Capacity, Stigma and Exit, and Religious Individualism ""; ""7. The Church in the City: Impressions from Urban Pastors ""
""8. Conclusion: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty """"Appendix A: Background Information for Study Participants Interviewed""; ""Appendix B: Methodology""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""
Summary: Scholars have made urban mothers living in poverty a focus of their research for decades. These women's lives can be difficult as they go about searching for housing and decent jobs and struggling to care for their children while surviving on welfare or working at low-wage service jobs and sometimes facing physical or mental health problems. But until now little attention has been paid to an important force in these women's lives: religion. Based on in-depth interviews with women and pastors, Susan Crawford Sullivan presents poor mothers' often overlooked views. Recruited from a variety of soc
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""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. Introduction: Listening to Poor Mothers about Religion ""; ""2. Building Blocks: Theory, Religious Practices, and Churches ""; ""3. “God Made Somebody Think of Welfare Reform� : Religion, Welfare, and Work ""; ""4. “I Send Him to Church with My Mother� : Religion and Parenting ""; ""5. “God Has a Plan� : Making Meaning ""; ""6. “I Don�t Get to Church Anymore� : Capacity, Stigma and Exit, and Religious Individualism ""; ""7. The Church in the City: Impressions from Urban Pastors ""

""8. Conclusion: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty """"Appendix A: Background Information for Study Participants Interviewed""; ""Appendix B: Methodology""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""

Scholars have made urban mothers living in poverty a focus of their research for decades. These women's lives can be difficult as they go about searching for housing and decent jobs and struggling to care for their children while surviving on welfare or working at low-wage service jobs and sometimes facing physical or mental health problems. But until now little attention has been paid to an important force in these women's lives: religion. Based on in-depth interviews with women and pastors, Susan Crawford Sullivan presents poor mothers' often overlooked views. Recruited from a variety of soc

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While much has been written about mothers in poverty, and much written about religion (increasingly, about religion as it is practiced by ordinary people rather than religious institutions or the perspectives of religious leaders), Sullivan (sociology, College of the Holy Cross) explores the meaning and practice of religion in the lives of poor urban mothers. She bases her analysis on 45 in-depth, semistructured personal interviews with women recruited from family shelters and other social service agencies. Substantive chapters address women's relationships with local congregations, the ways in which faith informs how women think about welfare reform and employment mandates, the experience of (mostly single) parenting, and personal struggles. Importantly, Sullivan emphasizes both the constraints of women's economic circumstances as well as the viability and limits of the cultural "tools" and sets of resources that religious belief and religious communities provide. A penultimate chapter provides an analysis of interviews with a small sample of urban clergy that confirms, from the clergy's perspective, the factors Sullivan argues have disconnected women from greater institutional participation. Additional chapters situate the analysis within a broad array of sociological theory, making the case study useful for numerous subfields within sociology. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic levels/libraries. S. K. Gallagher Oregon State University

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<p> Susan Crawford Sullivan is assistant professor of sociology and an Edward Bennett Williams Fellow at the College of the Holy Cross.</p>

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