Intersecting Religion and Sexuality: Contributing to an Unfinished Conversation

Sarah-Jane Page, Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter aims to enable a more nuanced conversation about the inclusion of religion in intersectional study, specifically in relation to sexuality. It starts by introducing intersectionality and how we conceptualise it, orienting it around four key ideas: social complexity, multiple interlocking dynamics, relationality, and power. We then consider how religion can be applied to enrich an intersectional approach. After introducing the subsequent eleven contributions in this volume, we end the chapter by offering five suggestions for future research engagements structured around intersectionality and religion, including a more active documentation of voices from the Global South.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntersecting Religion and Sexuality
Subtitle of host publication Sociological Perspectives
EditorsSarah-Jane Page, Andrew K.T. Yip
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-39071-3
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-37247-4
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameReligion and the Social Order


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