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Unconventional Sisterhood: Feminist Catholic Nuns in the Philippines
Unconventional Sisterhood is an ethnographic exploration of the ways in which Filipina Missionary Benedictine Sisters are renegotiating traditional understandings of gender, religious responsibility, and national identity in the context of a rapidly globalizing nation. Unlike the popular stereotypes of staid sisters cloaked in rigid religious dogmatism, they are doing so b ...more
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Such an interesting book! I only wish there was a bit more of the informants' interviews featured, though the great analysis of what was used made up for the shortage in actual interview material. I would have liked to know a bit more about the nuns themselves - how they reconciled their religious life and feminism. There was some of that in the book, but not quite enough for my taste. Still, definitely worth a read if you're interested in nuns, feminism, or the Philippines (or any combination t ...more