Bodily Citations: Religion and Judith Butler by Ellen ArmourBodily Citations: Religion and Judith Butler by Ellen Armour

Bodily Citations: Religion and Judith Butler

EditorEllen Armour, Susan St. Ville

Paperback | July 11, 2006

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In such works as Gender Trouble and Bodies That Matter Judith Butler broke new ground in understanding the construction and performance of identities. While Butler's writings have been crucial and often controversial in the development of feminist and queer theory, Bodily Citations is the first anthology centered on applying her theories to religion. In this collection scholars in anthropology, biblical studies, theology, ethics, and ritual studies use Butler's work to investigate a variety of topics in biblical, Islamic, Buddhist, and Christian traditions. The authors shed new light on Butler's ideas and highlight their ethical and political import. They also broaden the scope of religious studies as they bring it into conversation with feminist and queer theory.

Subjects discussed include the woman's mosque movement in Cairo, the ordination of women in the Catholic Church, the possibility of queer ethics, religious ritual, and biblical constructions of sexuality.

Contributors include: Karen Trimble Alliaume, Lewis University; Teresa Hornsby, Drury University; Amy Hollywood, Harvard Divinity School; Christina Hutchins, Pacific School of Religion; Saba Mahmood, University of California, Berkeley; Susanne Mrozik, Mount Holyoke College; Claudia Schippert, University of Central Florida; Rebecca Schneider, Brown University; Ken Stone, Chicago Theological Seminary

Ellen T. Armour is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Associate Professor of Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School and is the author of Deconstruction, Feminist Theology, and the Problem of Difference: Subverting the Race/Gender Divide.Susan M. St. Ville is a therapist at the Madison Center and is a coeditor of Transfigurations: Femini...
Title:Bodily Citations: Religion and Judith ButlerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pagesPublished:July 11, 2006Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023113407X

ISBN - 13:9780231134071

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Editorial Reviews

The lively and incisively intelligent essays in this volume offer a lucid account of the key notions in Judith Butler's thought-among them, subjectivity, performativity, abjection, agency, resistance, subversion, and the materializing power of the body. But not only do the authors engage and apply these notions to a variety of debates in religious communities across the world; they also critically assess them, and every one of these original studies has profound implications for the future viability of sex, gender, queer, and feminist theory.