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Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

Abstract

When we think of Catholicism, we think of Europe and the United States as the seats of its power. Although much of Catholicism remains headquartered in the West, the Church’s center of gravity has shifted to Africa, Latin America, and developing Asia. Focused on the transnational Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Unequal Partners explores the ways gender, race, economic inequality, and colonial history are negotiated within religious organizations. Tracing the colonial and contemporary pathways through which sisters travel between Belgium, the United States, and the Democratic Republic of the Co ... More

Keywords: transnationalism, Catholic sisters, transnational organizations, religious organizations, gender and organizations, Democratic Republic of Congo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226697413
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Casey Ritchie Clevenger, author