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Implications of Queer Theory for the Study of Religion and Gender: Entering the Third Decade

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Author(s): Claudia Schippert

Journal: Religion and Gender
ISSN 1878-5417

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 66;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Queer theory | queer critique | homonormativity | queer religious studies | North America

ABSTRACT
This essay explores the conceptual and contextual shifts in queer theoretical work as it is entering into its third decade of articulation. The essay reviews important recent themes in, and examines implications of, queer theoretical scholarship for the study of religion and gender. I suggest that among the implications are a (more) undisciplined study of religion (and secularism) that takes seriously shifts resulting from transnational and diasporic queer scholarship, shifts in conceptions of agency and resistance resulting from analyses  and critique of homonormative positions, and can critically intervene in homonationalism and Islamophobia.
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