Taking the notion of embodiment as a starting point, this volume maps the interconnecting relationships between religion, gender and sexuality.
The chapters highlight how the body – its location, the narratives that surround it, its movement and negotiations – is central to understanding these multifaceted relationships. The contributors recognise the ways in which gender and sexuality are crucial to how we embody religion and encourage a more complex and nuanced understanding of embodied religion. The material is organised according to three central themes: (1) the relationship between the religious and the secular; (2) power, regulation and resistance; and (3) the symbolism of gendered bodies.
Cutting across a range of disciplinary perspectives, Embodying Religion, Gender and Sexuality will be relevant to students of sociology, anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, theology and religious studies.
|Number of pages||254|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Dec 2020|
|Name||Gendering the Study of Religion in the Social Sciences|