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The Religious Lives of Older LaywomenThe Last Active Anglican Generation$
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Abby Day

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198739586

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739586.001.0001

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(p.3) 1 Introduction
The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen

Abby Day

Oxford University Press

Demographic overview is given here to introduce the core theme that mainstream church attendance is dominated by an ageing, female population. An introduction is given to the author’s ‘host church’ in southern England as the main ethnographic site, followed by an overview of other parish churches and cathedrals studied in the UK. A review of the method explores how benefits and challenges underpin the research method of a multi-sited ethnographic approach. The extension through fieldwork and secondary data locally and internationally allowed emerging findings to be tested and adapted. The book does not assume prior knowledge of Anglicanism or church history. The Church of England, the core institution at the focus of this work, is one part of the Anglican Communion, an international, colonial-era inspired loose network of churches where three-quarters are in former colonies.

Keywords:   demographic, ethnography, Anglican Communion, female, international

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