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Author Clough, Miryam, author.

Title Shame, the church, and the regulation of female sexuality / Miryam Clough
Published New York : Routledge, ©2017
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Series Gendifer, theology, and spirituality ; 20
Gendifer, theology, and spirituality ; 20
Contents Overview -- Towards an undiferstanding of shame -- Shame: affect and emotion -- Shaming the feminine -- Embodied shame -- Sexual ambivalence: why men shame women about sex -- Shame and transgressive female sexuality in Ireland -- Reforming the feminine: the Magdalen laundries
Summary "Shame strikes at the heart of human individuals rupturing relationships, extinguishing joy and, at times, provoking conflict and violence. This book explores the idea that shame has historically been, and continues to be, used by an oftentimes patriarchal Christian Church as a mechanism to control and regulate female sexuality and to displace men's ambivalence about sex. Using a study of Ireland's Magdalen laundries as a historical example, contemporary feminist theological and theoretical scholarship are utilised to examine why the Church as an institution has routinely colluded with the shaming of individuals, and moreover why women are consistently and overtly shamed on account of, and indeed take the blame for, sex. In addition, the text asks whether the avoidance of shame is in fact functional in men's efforts to adhere to patriarchal gendifer norms and religious ideals, and whether women end up paying the price for the maintenance of this system.This book is a fresh take on the issue of shame and gendifer in the context of religious belief and practice. As such it will be of significant interest to academics in the fields of Religious Studies, but also History, Psychology and Gendifer Studies."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Shame -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Women in Christianity.
Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Women -- Sexual behavior.
Women's rights -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Shame -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Women in Christianity.
Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Women -- Sexual behavior.
Women's rights -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0415786932
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