Released on 2020-05-29Categories

Religions and Sexualities

Religions and Sexualities

Author: Sarah-Jane Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138504289

Category:

Page: 240

View: 977

This book examines key themes and concepts pertaining to religious and sexual identities and expressions, mapping theoretical, methodological and empirical dimensions. It explores the ways in which debates around sexuality and religion have been framed, and what research is still needed to expand the field as it develops. Through the deployment of contemporary research, including data from the authors' own projects, Religion and Sexualities offers an encompassing account of the sociology of sexuality and religion, considering theoretical and methodological lenses, queer experiences and how sexuality is gendered in religious contexts. This comprehensive text will act as an essential accompaniment to scholars and students across the social sciences and humanities, whether they have a general interest in the field, or are embarking on their own research in this area.
Released on 2020-05-29Categories Social Science

Religion and Sexualities

Religion and Sexualities

Author: Sarah-Jane Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351381192

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 596

This book examines key themes and concepts pertaining to religious and sexual identities and expressions, mapping theoretical, methodological, and empirical dimensions. It explores the ways in which debates around sexuality and religion have been framed, and what research is still needed to expand the field as it develops. Through the deployment of contemporary research, including data from the authors’ own projects, Religion and Sexualities offers an encompassing account of the sociology of sexuality and religion, considering theoretical and methodological lenses, queer experiences, and how sexuality is gendered in religious contexts. This comprehensive text will act as an essential accompaniment to scholars and students across the social sciences and humanities, whether they have a general interest in the field or are embarking on their own research in this area.
Released on 2020-10-20Categories Religion

Intersecting Religion and Sexuality

Intersecting Religion and Sexuality

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004390713

Category: Religion

Page: 263

View: 727

Intersecting Religion and Sexuality: Sociological Perspectives outlines what an intersectional analysis can offer research into religion and sexuality. It draws on various research projects which focus on different facets of this topic, such as queer sexualities, unmarried motherhood, and heterosexuality.
Released on 2013-01-28Categories Social Science

Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life

Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life

Author: Professor Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409471806

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 755

Exploring the intersection between religion, gender and sexuality within the context of everyday life, this volume examines contested identities, experiences, bodies and desires on the individual and collective levels. With rich case studies from the UK, USA, Europe, and Asia, Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life sheds light on the manner in which individuals appropriate, negotiate, transgress, invert and challenge the norms and models of various religions in relation to gender and sexuality, and vice versa. Drawing on fascinating research from around the world, this book charts central features of the complexities involved in everyday life, examining the messiness, limits, transformations and possibilities that occur when subjectivities, religious and cultural traditions, and politics meet within the local as well as transnational contexts. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of sociology, anthropology, geography and cultural studies examining questions of religion and spirituality, gender and sexuality, and individual and collective identities in contemporary society.
Released on 2014-03-18Categories Religion

Religion and Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Religion and Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Author: Stephen Ellingson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135375959

Category: Religion

Page: 227

View: 941

Issues of sexuality and gender are hotly contested in both religious communities and national cultures around the world. In the social sciences, religious traditions are often depicted as inherently conservative or even reactionary in their commitments to powerful patriarchal and pronatalist sexual norms and gender categories. In illuminating the practices of religious traditions in various cultures, these essays expose the diversity of religious rituals and mythologies pertaining to sexuality. In the process the contributors challenge conventional notions of what is normative in our sexual lives.
Released on 2003Categories Psychology

Sexuality and the World's Religions

Sexuality and the World's Religions

Author: David W. Machacek

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576073599

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

View: 890

Looks at issues concerning sexuality and religion in nine of the world's religions, including Daoism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Catholicism, covering such topics as sexual orientation, reproductive rights, and sexual rituals.
Released on 2020-09-11Categories Religion

Religion, the Body, and Sexuality

Religion, the Body, and Sexuality

Author: Nina Hoel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351749565

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 323

How does religion relate to bodies and sexualities? Many people would answer, simply, "through repression," but the relationship is much more complicated than that. While many religions draw boundaries between what they consider to be appropriate and inappropriate use of the human body, especially in the realm of sexuality, the same religions often celebrate human sexuality and even expect sexual partners to provide each other with sexual pleasure. Celibacy, too, is more than just repression, and sometimes it is even seen as providing the practitioner with great spiritual power; in other settings, the sex act itself is understood to provide this power. Religion, the Body, and Sexuality offers students and general readers a sophisticated and accessible exploration of the connections between religion, sexuality, and the body, through case studies and overviews in the following thematic chapters: Celibacy Regulation Controversy Violence Innovation Instrumentalization Ecstasy Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading, questions for further thought, and a list of relevant media resources. This engaging book is an excellent addition to introductory courses on religion or sexuality and is a much-needed new volume for advanced courses on the intersections of these areas of human experience.
Released on 2012-04Categories Religion

Inner Views on Sexuality, Politics and Religion

Inner Views on Sexuality, Politics and Religion

Author: Tina Peters

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781619969797

Category: Religion

Page: 456

View: 802

I first began my efforts to spread this message of hope and deliverance to the gay community through my 2008 publishing of The Barbed Wire Fence. While remaining strong in my faith as a devout Christian, I am still a Georgia resident. INNER-VIEWS contains individual input from gays and lesbians, selected at random, concerning their views on sexuality politics and religion; as such subjects pertain to their own lives and their own personal experiences. It is not intended to be any manner of a study.....One would need far more than the amount of interviews I have included within these pages in order to do such a study, for any reason. This is ministry to homosexuals who might be seeking freedom from the behavior, or anyone struggling with any manner of addiction which perplexes them in their own unaided efforts to find freedom. Well over fifteen years ago, I felt spiritually inspired to devise a manner of ministering to gays and lesbians that would hopefully be a useful source of hope and inspiration to those seeking relative ministerial input. And so, with pen in hand, I scrutinized my own recovery process, which I was still undergoing, in order to compile what I believed were pertinent questions. These questions would hopefully serve to enlighten an individual on just how, when and where their own homosexual inclinations came to be and whether or not seeking to overcome those inclinations would be an undertaking they'd care to take. According to scripture, God knew me long before I came into existence. He knew the struggles I would have and my shortcomings. God knew me. To this extent, alone, I am qualified to provide the input read within these pages. I sincerely hope it's enjoyed and simply appreciated for what it is.
Released on 2015Categories Sex

Religion and Sexuality

Religion and Sexuality

Author: Pamela Dickey Young

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774828706

Category: Sex

Page: 264

View: 486

The relationship between religion and sexuality is often framed as inherently conflictual. But what actually happens when religion and sexuality converge in contemporary contexts? This provocative volume goes beyond the familiar debates over toleration and accommodation to explore the ways in which various forms of religious affiliation and sexual identity do, in fact, co-exist. Drawing on interviews and analyzing media representations, legislation, and public discourse on topics such as education, economics, and same-sex marriage in North America and the United Kingdom, this book foregrounds the complexity and multiplicity of religious and sexual identities and practices.
Released on 2015-01-31Categories Religion

Religion and Sexuality

Religion and Sexuality

Author: Pamela Dickey Young

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774828727

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 320

The relationship between religion and sexuality is often framed as inherently conflictual. But what actually happens when religion and sexuality converge in contemporary contexts? This provocative volume goes beyond the familiar debates over toleration and accommodation to explore the ways in which various forms of religious affiliation and sexual identity do, in fact, co-exist. Drawing on interviews and analyzing media representations, legislation, and public discourse on topics such as education, economics, and same-sex marriage in North America and the United Kingdom, this book foregrounds the complexity and multiplicity of religious and sexual identities and practices.
Released on 2016-11-03Categories Religion

The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion, Sexuality, and Gender

The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion, Sexuality, and Gender

Author: Donald L. Boisvert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474237819

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 855

How do religion, gender and sexuality interact? How have they impacted, and continue to impact, human culture? The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion, Sexuality and Gender brings together, for the first time, the key texts in the field. Designed as a textbook for use in a classroom setting, it offers thought-provoking selections of some of the most compelling and timely readings available today. The Reader is divided into three parts (bodies; desires; performances). Each considers, from a thematic perspective, the ways in which people have made sense of their religious and sexual experiences, the ways they imagine and talk about gender, sex and the sacred, and the multiple meanings they ascribe to them. Traditions represented include indigenous spiritualities, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Asian traditions and new religious movements. Some readings are more theoretical or historical in nature, thereby providing wide-ranging contexts for reflection and discussion. The reader includes extensive introductions to the book as a whole and to each of the three parts, as well as short paragraphs contextualizing each of the readings. Each section includes discussion questions for classroom use; additional readings and resources, as well as a glossary of key terms, are also provided. The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion, Sexuality and Gender is an ideal resource for courses on religion and sexuality, religion and gender, or religion and contemporary culture more generally.
Released on 2016-10-06Categories Religion

Religion and Sexuality

Religion and Sexuality

Author: Michael A. Hayes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474281874

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 645

This volume on a provocative set of topics presents papers from the 1997 conference on Religion and Sexuality at Roehampton Institute London. The papers do not confine themselves to contemporary discussion of the topics concerned, but range widely in their discourse and discuss this relationship in social, theological and political contexts.