Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality Hardback

by Miryam Clough;


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Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality

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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 gender 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 gender 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 Gender Studies.

Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality by Miryam Clough was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in March 2017. The ISBN for Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality is 9780415786935.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (March 2017)
Number of Pages208
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780415786935
ISBN-100415786932
Product Code4491482
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