The Salvation Army in Sweden and the Making of Gender : Conversion Narratives 1887–1918

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title The Salvation Army in Sweden and the Making of Gender : Conversion Narratives 1887–1918
Author(s) Lundin, Johan A.
Date 2013
English abstract
This article discusses how Swedish Salvationists wrote about femininity and masculinity in conversion narratives during the period 1887–1918; the “breakthrough” of modern Sweden. Through their religious conversion female Salvationists adopted a femininity that demanded the same right to participate in religious life as men. In a similar manner, men in the Salvation Army achieved a changed masculinity through conversion, which allowed them to express feelings and cry in public. Doing so, these Salvationists expressed an unconscious or conscious criticism towards the prevailing values about gender in society.
Publisher Wiley
Host/Issue Journal of Religious History;2
Volume 37
ISSN 1467-9809
Pages 245-260
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Gender
religion
Salvation army
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/16038 Permalink to this page

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