The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Feminism.

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A study of the development of feminism would probably lead us to the conclusion that the emancipation of women has taken place mainly in Protestant countries and cultures. In Roman Catholic cultures, for example, emancipation movements such as feminism have evolved much more slowly. In Islamic cultures, feminism has developed only recently. In this paper I will argue that it is the ethic of Protestantism which led to the "spirit of feminism".

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Meijers, D., (1990) “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Feminism.”, Ethnologia Europaea 21(1), p.59-70. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1282

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Daniel Meijers (University of Amsterdam)

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