Good Sex: Feminist Perspectives from the World's Religions available in Paperback
What is "good sex" in the globalized world of the twenty-first century? This volume brings together essays by feminist scholars from different religions and cultures to consider how women are redefining sexuality for the common good. The essays explore sexual and social restrictions on women; religiously and socially acceptable avenues of sexual expression; constructions of sexual identities; and attitudes toward women's sexual desires. How is sexual desire constructed within specific cultural and religious contexts? What sacrifices must women make (and how do they make them) simply to have sexual lives? What options and strategies are available to women to dissolve the many restrictions imposed on their sexuality? These are some of the questions being explored.
|Publisher:||Rutgers University Press|
|Product dimensions:||152.40(w) x 228.60(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Patricia Beattie Jung is an associate professor of theology at Loyola University Chicago and is coauthor of Heterosexism: An Ethical Challenge.
Mary E. Hunt is cofounder and codirector of the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) in Silver Spring, Maryland, and author of Fierce Tenderness: A Feminist Theology of Friendship.
Radhika Balakrishnan is an associate professor of international studies at Marymount Manhattan College.