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Author DeTemple, Jill Michelle, author.

Title Making market women : gender, religion, and work in Ecuador / Jill DeTemple
Published Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2020]
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Contents Introduction : Blessed are the cheese makers? Catholic liberation, social capital, women, and neoliberalism in contemporary Ecuador -- Why Catholic women make cheese -- Reproducing women : gendered social capital in local contexts -- Marketing the domestic church -- Las Juanes : charismatic Catholicism, women, and the market in Chillanes -- "We are also outside" : religious and gender identities when development fails -- Conclusion : Virgins in the clouds -- Appendix
Summary "Making Market Women tells of the initial success, and later failure, of a liberationist Catholic women's cooperative in central Ecuador. Jill DeTemple argues that when gender and religious identities are capitalized, they are made vulnerable. Using archival and ethnographic methods, she shares the story of the women involved in the cooperative, producing cheese and knitted goods for local markets, and places their stories in the larger context of both the cooperative and the community. DeTemple explores the impact of gender roles, the perception of women, the growing middle class, and the changing mode of Catholicism in their community. Although the success may have been due to group cohesion to the identity of Catholic women, the failure of the cooperative left many women less sure of these identities. They keep their Catholic identity but blame the institutional church in some ways for the failure and are less confident in their ability as women to compete successfully in market economies. Because DeTemple examines not only the effects of gender and religion on development but also the effects of development, successful or unsuccessful, on the identities of those involved, this book will interest scholars of international development, religious studies, Latin American studies, anthropology, and women's studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 18, 2020)
Subject Catholic Church -- Ecuador -- Chillanes -- History.
Virgen de las Nubes Cooperative -- History.
Catholic Church.
Catholic women -- Ecuador -- Chillanes
Economic development -- Ecuador -- Case studies
Liberation theology -- Ecuador -- Case studies
Social entrepreneurship -- Ecuador -- Case studies
Women in cooperative societies -- Ecuador
Catholic women.
Economic development.
Liberation theology.
Social entrepreneurship.
Women in cooperative societies.
Chillanes (Ecuador) -- Church history
Ecuador -- Chillanes.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Church history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019054897
ISBN 0268107475
Other Titles Gender, religion, and work in Ecuador