Sex Working and the Bible
By (author) Avaren Ipsen
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Sex Working and the Bible by Avaren Ipsen
Book DescriptionThe Bible contains many stories of prostitution. Feminist and liberation readings of these biblical narratives have often made sex workers invisible. 'Sex Working and the Bible' examines stories of biblical prostitution through the experiences and understanding of sex workers today. The Bible narratives - ranging across Rahab in the Book of Joshua, the story of Solomon and the two prostitutes, the anointing women traditions, and the apocalyptic vision of the whore of Babylon in Revelation - are set within both a practical and theoretical framework. This radical book offers a new, more inclusive way of approaching issues of gender, sexuality and prostitution in the Bible.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845533328
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Avaren Ipsen
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Interprets stories of biblical prostitution with activist sex workers and incorporates their social theory of prostitution to engage liberation and feminist readings.
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Author Biography - Avaren Ipsen
Avaren Ipsen is a lecturer in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She also serves as vice-chair of the Berkeley Commission on the Status of Women.
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