Women, Religion and COVID-19: Cohesive Agency, Resilience-Building and Inter-spatial Performance

Epafras, Leonard Chrysostomos and Astuti, Ida Fitri (2021) Women, Religion and COVID-19: Cohesive Agency, Resilience-Building and Inter-spatial Performance. In: ISRL 2020, 2-5 November 2020, Bogor, Indonesia.

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The present article is an outcome of four-month research, from May to August 2020 entitled Reshaping New Urban Living: Indonesian Women and Coronavirus. It focuses on women’s experiences during pandemic through four observations, i.e., on women’s workers, social-religious women’s activists, women in religious minority groups, and on women with disability. The insights drew from sixty-eight women of six religious’ preferences, including the adherents of ancestral religion in ten cities in Indonesia. Our research confirmed a cheerless circumstance of women, which in many cases is a prolongation of the pre-pandemic situation. Nevertheless, we testified different levels of women’s impressive performance such as in the emergence of domestic level religious authorities, cohesive familial relationship, and others. However, in large part there was inadequate deliberation of meaning making from the traditional religious authority upon women’s performance, in particular for women with disabilities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: indonesian women religion and pandemic religious experience women experience covid-19
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2021 15:15
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2021 15:15
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/3797

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