Embodying Religion, Gender and Sexuality

Sarah-Jane Page* (Editor), Katy Pilcher (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book


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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages254
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameGendering the Study of Religion in the Social Sciences


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