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Bodily Citations: Religion and Judith Butler by Ellen Armour, Susan St. Ville

By Ellen Armour, Susan St. Ville

In such works as Gender Trouble and Bodies That Matter Judith Butler broke new flooring in knowing the development and function of identities. whereas Butler's writings were the most important and sometimes debatable within the improvement of feminist and queer concept, Bodily Citations is the 1st anthology situated on utilizing her theories to faith. during this assortment students in anthropology, religious study, theology, ethics, and formality experiences use Butler's paintings to enquire quite a few themes in biblical, Islamic, Buddhist, and Christian traditions. The authors shed new mild on Butler's rules and spotlight their moral and political import. in addition they expand the scope of spiritual reviews as they create it into dialog with feminist and queer theory.

Subjects mentioned comprise the woman's mosque circulate in Cairo, the ordination of girls within the Catholic Church, the potential of queer ethics, spiritual ritual, and biblical buildings of sexuality.

Contributors contain: Karen Trimble Alliaume, Lewis college; Teresa Hornsby, Drury college; Amy Hollywood, Harvard Divinity college; Christina Hutchins, Pacific institution of faith; Saba Mahmood, college of California, Berkeley; Susanne Mrozik, Mount Holyoke collage; Claudia Schippert, college of significant Florida; Rebecca Schneider, Brown college; Ken Stone, Chicago Theological Seminary

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Aka or any of the other terms that refer to abject sex. Further, Beautiful Woman’s indeterminately sexed body is the result of merit (an act of generosity), not sin. Beautiful Woman’s indeterminately sexed body represents a counterhegemonic materialization of virtue, that is, a virtuous body in tension with normative body ideals. Beautiful Woman demonstrates that indeterminate sex can be virtuous. Both Beautiful Woman’s husband and the god, S´akra, compel Beautiful Woman to assume normative female or male sex.

Let me first explain Butler’s concept of abjection and then explain how I use this concept to think through the Buddhist material. , homosexual bodies (BTM, p. 8). ” The abject is the “constitutive outside” of the normatively sexed subject without which that subject could not exist: The abject designates here precisely those “unlivable” and “uninhabitable” zones of social life which are nevertheless densely populated by those who do not enjoy the status of the subject, but whose living under the sign of the “unlivable” is required MATERIALIZATIONS OF VIRTUE 7 to circumscribe the domain of the subject.

NOTES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, trans. E. M. Parshley (New York: Vintage Press, 1973); Robert Stoller, Presentations of Gender (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985). Beauvoir, p. 301; cited in GT, p. 8. For Moi’s critique, see Toril Moi, What Is a Woman? And Other Essays (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999). The list of journal articles, anthologies, and monographs that Butler cites early in Gender Trouble is a useful index to the various dimensions of research in these areas just prior to Gender Trouble’s emergence.

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