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#MeToo Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations

#MeToo Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations
Author(s)/Editor(s): Blanche J. Glimps (Tennessee State University, USA) and Theron N. Ford (Independent Scholar, USA)
Copyright: ©2020
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9195-5
ISBN13: 9781522591955
ISBN10: 1522591958
EISBN13: 9781522591979

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Description

Currently, the nation’s attention is concentrated on the long-standing sexual misdeeds conducted by prominent political, sports, and entertainment figures, which has been succinctly captured by the “#Me Too” movement. This movement has spread to call into question the actions of leaders in religious institutions and organizations, providing the context for research that examines the experiences of individuals and groups as they engage in their daily activities within these establishments.

#MeToo Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations is an essential research book that provides comprehensive research into the effects of the #MeToo movement on institutions and organizations with a significant religious basis and reveals challenges and issues of welcoming gender and diversity. Readers will gain insights and tools for improving social conditions in their personal lives, in places of worship, in organizations, and in academic or other institutional environments. Highlighting a range of topics including diversity, gender equality, and Abrahamic religions, this book is ideal for religious officials, church leaders, psychologists, sociologists, professionals, researchers, academicians, and students.



Author's/Editor's Biography

Blanche Glimps (Ed.)
Blanche Jackson Glimps is a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Tennessee State University. She has been an educator for many years with her first teaching position with Detroit Public Schools as a third-grade teacher and later as a special educator. Upon completion of her doctoral degree, at The University of Michigan, Dr. Glimps has been a faculty member or an administrator at a variety of higher education institutions. She has taught courses at public and private institutions of higher education including Christian colleges. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses such as university studies, introduction to teaching, introduction to special education, and a range of graduate level courses in special education or curriculum and instruction. Her first love is researching, presenting, and publishing on issues that impact the lives of children, youth, and families from historically underrepresented groups. She has authored, or coauthored, many journal articles and book chapters on issues related to diversity. She is the coauthor, with Dr. Theron Ford, of the book Gender and Diversity Issues in Religious-based Institutions and Organizations which was published by IGI in 2016. Dr. Glimps’ inspiration, determination, resilience, and persistence comes from growing up in a very large two parent family who lived in a low-income community. She enjoys exploring the world, and examining global topics, through books.

Theron Ford (Ed.)
Theron Ford is a newly retired Associate Professor who appreciated the time she has had to reconnect with old friends, and to cultivate new ones, both domestically and internationally. With the luxury of time on her hands she is continuing to focus on social issues that have shaped her professional agenda--public education, racism in education, the intersection of gender and racism as well as utilizing effective strategies to counter the rise of white supremacy nationally and worldwide. Dr. Ford continues to live in her home state but looks forward to wintering in Jamaica each year. She derives a major sense of accomplishment from actively mentoring anyone who seeks to gain knowledge.

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