Is sex worth dying for? Sentimental-homicidal-suicidal violence in theological discourse of sexuality
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Religious Ethics 39 (2):261-285 (2011)
In theological discourse of sexuality, queer theory has often been regarded as an extension of the project of gay and lesbian liberation, when it actually challenges an organizing value of the entire discourse, because it challenges any ascription of ultimate value to "sex," an imaginative formation of power relations. Rather than appeal to God to authorize the privileged status of sex, queer commentary suggests that theological writers should refuse assertions of the absolute importance of any particular formation of human imagination as a basis of relation between self and God. The goal is to recognize the violence—symbolized and real—that enforces the worth of certain imaginations of intelligibly sexed personal identity and stunts the formation of alternative imaginations of intelligible personal identity. Critical account of this violence as sentimental-homicidal-suicidal opens space to confess a theological discourse of personal identities that is entirely beyond sex
|Keywords||literature theology violence queer theory sexuality|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Giorgio Agamben (1998). Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Stanford University Press.
Lauren Berlant & Michael Warner (1998). Sex in Public. Critical Inquiry 24 (2):547.
Leo Bersani (2000). Sociality and Sexuality. Critical Inquiry 26 (4):641.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Myra J. Hird (2004). Sex, Gender, and Science. Palgrave Macmillan.
Annamarie Jagose (1996). Queer Theory: An Introduction. New York University Press.
Young-Hee Shim (2001). Feminism and the Discourse of Sexuality in Korea: Continuities and Changes. [REVIEW] Human Studies 24 (1-2):133-148.
Todd K. Shackelford, Gregory J. LeBlanc, Richard L. Michalski & Viviana A. Weekes (2000). Analyses of Mating Differences Within-Sex and Between-Sex Are Complementary, Not Competing. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (4):621-621.
Kathleen J. Ferraro (1996). The Dance of Dependency: A Genealogy of Domestic Violence Discourse. Hypatia 11 (4):77 - 91.
Gail Hawkes (1996). A Sociology of Sex and Sexuality. Open University Press.
Stephen C. Maxson (1999). Some Reflections on Sex Differences in Aggression and Violence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (2):232-233.
Moya Lloyd (2013). Heteronormativity and/as Violence: The “Sexing” of Gwen Araujo. Hypatia 28 (4):818-834.
Don E. Marietta (1996). Philosophy of Sexuality. M.E. Sharpe.
Donald E. Hall (2009). Reading Sexualities: Hermeneutic Theory and the Future of Queer Studies. Routledge.
Jami L. Anderson (ed.) (2003). Race, Gender, and Sexuality: Philosophical Issues of Identity and Justice. Prentice Hall.
Added to index2011-05-20
Total downloads12 ( #138,003 of 1,140,371 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #140,193 of 1,140,371 )
How can I increase my downloads?