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dc.contributor.authorBacon, Hannah
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-27T14:47:29Z
dc.date.available2023-11-27T14:47:29Z
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/628306/Body_Image%20-%20complete.pdf?sequence=3
dc.identifier.citationBacon, H. (2024 - forthcoming). Body/Image. In S. Burns & K. Massam (Ed.), The SCM companion to feminist theologies. SCM Press.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/628306
dc.description.abstractAccording to feminist liberation theologian Marcella Althaus-Reid, if there is one thing that feminist theologies can claim in common it is that ‘the body always takes charge: our armpits come first’, more specifically our ‘bushy’ armpits. No doubt the choice of armpits here is deliberate by Althaus-Reid given the way this part of women’s bodies has been disparagingly associated with feminism and with the western feminist project of resisting restrictive beauty standards. To begin feminist theologies with women’s ‘bushy armpits’ is to begin with a confidence in women’s flesh and with a preparedness to confront and transgress social and religious norms that contain women’s bodies and mark them as disgusting. This chapter explores the ways in which Christian feminist theologies have approached the body, paying particular attention to feminist theological discussion around body image, especially concerning beauty, fatness and thinness. It first considers how feminist theologies have exposed, challenged and reclaimed aspects of Christian body theology before considering how feminist theologians have explored body image and women’s struggles for bodily integrity.en_US
dc.publisherSCM Pressen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://scmpress.hymnsam.co.uk/en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectFaten_US
dc.subjectfeminist theologiesen_US
dc.subjectbody imageen_US
dc.subjectembodimenten_US
dc.titleBody/Imageen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2224-12-31
dcterms.dateAccepted2023-05-12
rioxxterms.publicationdate2024
dc.date.deposited2023-11-27en_US


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