Altruism and Sacrifice: Anglican Priests Managing ‘Intensive’ Priesthood and Motherhood

Show simple item record Page, Sarah-Jane 2018-05-16T15:22:27Z 2018-05-16T15:22:27Z 2016
dc.identifier.issn 1878-5417
dc.description.abstract Motherhood and Priesthood are two roles that carry with them particular expectations and demands; both are premised on the notion of altruism and sacrifice, constant availability, and putting the needs of others before one’s own. This has also been gendered; sacrifice and altruism have traditionally been connected with women. This article will examine what happens when clergy mothers simultaneously enact the roles of priesthood and motherhood, and how this is managed in the context of ‘intensive’ motherhood and priesthood. Based on in-depth semi-structured interviews with 17 clergy mothers in the Anglican Church, it will highlight the contradictions, negotiations and interweaving which occurs for both roles to be concurrently enacted, offering a contextual insight into the management of motherhood vis-à-vis professional life. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Religion and Gender;Vol. 6, no. 1 (2016), 47-63
dc.subject Intensive motherhood en_US
dc.subject Intensive Priesthood en_US
dc.subject Church of England en_US
dc.subject Clergy Mothers en_US
dc.subject Altruism en_US
dc.subject Sacrifice en_US
dc.subject Anglican Priests en_US
dc.title Altruism and Sacrifice: Anglican Priests Managing ‘Intensive’ Priesthood and Motherhood en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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