Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality by Miryam Clough

By Miryam Clough

Shame moves on the center of human contributors rupturing relationships, extinguishing pleasure and, now and then, scary clash and violence. This booklet explores the concept that disgrace has traditionally been, and is still, utilized by an sometimes patriarchal Christian Church as a mechanism to regulate and keep an eye on girl sexuality and to displace men’s ambivalence approximately intercourse.

Using a research of Ireland’s Magdalen laundries as a old instance, modern feminist theological and theoretical scholarship are utilised to ascertain why the Church as an establishment has often colluded with the shaming of people, and additionally why ladies are always and brazenly shamed because of, and certainly take the blame for, intercourse. moreover, the textual content asks no matter if the avoidance of disgrace is in reality practical in men’s efforts to stick to patriarchal gender norms and non secular beliefs, and even if ladies prove paying the fee for the upkeep of this system.

This booklet is a clean tackle the difficulty of disgrace and gender within the context of non secular trust and perform. As such will probably be of vital curiosity to lecturers within the fields of non secular reports, but in addition historical past, Psychology and Gender reports.

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