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Description - Christians under Covers by Kelsy Burke

Christians Under Covers shifts how scholars and popular media talk about religious conservatives and sex. Moving away from debates over homosexuality, premarital sex, and other perceived sexual sins, Kelsy Burke examines Christian sexuality websites to show how some evangelical Christians use digital media to promote the idea that God wants married, heterosexual couples to have satisfying sex lives. These evangelicals maintain their religious beliefs while incorporating feminist and queer language into their talk of sexuality-encouraging sexual knowledge, emphasizing women's pleasure, and justifying marginal sexual practices within Christian marriages. This illuminating ethnography complicates the boundaries between normal and subversive, empowered and oppressed, and sacred and profane.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520286337
ISBN-10: 0520286332
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kelsy Burke

Kelsy Burke is Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

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Christians under Covers by Kelsy Burke
Hardback, March 2016