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Making Space for Queer-Identifying Religious Youth

  • Yvette Taylor

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About this book

Introduction

Making Space for Queer-Identifying Religious Youth charts young people's understanding of religion, investigating the experiences, choices and identities of queer - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender - youth involved in inclusive churches. Rather than assume that sexuality and religion, and in this case Christianity, are separate and divergent paths, this book explores how they might mutually and complexly construct one another in times of religious-sexual citizenship. Taylor presents a methodological discussion on the 'public sociology' of religion and sexuality studies, and provides an illustrative focus on substantive fields often separated in disciplinary dis-orientations. These examples illustrate how participation shapes identifications; how marginalization and discrimination are managed; and how religion and sexuality serve as vehicles for various forms of belonging, identification and expression. 'Religion' and 'sexuality' are mutually constructed through gendered spaces, online spaces, and sensory spaces.

Keywords

inclusive churches religious young people homosexuality transgender discrimination religious identity children Christianity gender Nation religion social science sociology youth

Authors and affiliations

  • Yvette Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137502599
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-69956-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50259-9
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