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Sex working and the Bible / Avaren Ipsen.

Author/Creator:
Ipsen, Avaren., author.
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (248 p.)
Series:
Bible world.
Bible world
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Subjects:
Prostitution -- Biblical teaching.
Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The 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 inclusiv
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 METHODOLOGICAL AND POLITICAL ANALYSIS: A PREFERENTIAL OPTION FOR PROSTITUTES?; Gutierrez' ""Option for the Poor""; Pastoral da Mulher Marginalizada; The Prostitute Movement in Brazil; A Preferential Option for Prostitute Women?; Standpoint Theory; Sex Worker Standpoint of SWOP; Excursus on Decriminalization and Measure Q; Measure Q; Chapter 3 RAHAB'S DEAL; Scholar Standpoints; Sex Worker Standpoint on Rahab; Majority SWOP Reading; Minority Opinion of SWOP
""Those are not her people!""Analysis of Differences between Biblical Scholars and SWOP Activists; SWOP Retelling the Story of Rahab, a Collage of Quotes; Chapter 4 SOLOMON AND THE TWO PROSTITUTES; Scholar Standpoints; Sex Worker Standpoint on Solomon and the Two Prostitutes; Majority SWOP Reading; Prostitute Mothers; Corrupt Courts; Solidarity with Both the Mothers; Minority SWOP Reading; A Bad Economy for Women; Analysis of Differences between Biblical Scholars and SWOP Activists; SWOP Commentary of the Story of Solomon and the Two Prostitutes
Chapter 5 ANOINTING WOMAN: ""IN MEMORY OF HER"": THE PREQUELScholar Standpoints; Sex Worker Standpoint on the Anointing Woman Traditions; Is Anointing Woman a Prostitute? Anointing as Sex Work; Anointing Woman as Sinner: Prostitution as Sin?; Is There a Goddess Hidden in the Account of Jesus' Anointing?; Analysis of Differences between Biblical Scholars and SWOP Activists; Exegetical Quotes on Anointing Woman; Chapter 6 THE WHORE BABYLON: VIOLENCE AGAINST PROSTITUTES; Scholar Standpoints; Sex Worker Standpoint on the Whore Babylon; Reality of Violence against Prostitutes
Is the Whore Babylon a Prostitute? Does it Matter?Being Oppressed is no Excuse; Prostitutes as Scapegoats; Analysis of Differences between Biblical Scholars and SWOP Activists; SWOP Commentary on the Whore Babylon; Chapter 7 CONCLUSIONS: AMENDMENTS TO LIBERATION HERMENEUTICS; APPENDIX 1 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Names
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-231) and indexes.
First published 2009 by Equinox, an imprint of Acumen.
ISBN:
1-315-71101-X
1-322-50975-1
1-317-49067-3
1-84553-766-1
OCLC:
898771518
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9781315711010 doi