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Religious/secular discourses and practices of good sex

(2018) CULTURE AND RELIGION. 19(2). p.139-159
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This article focuses on the triangulation of sexuality, religion and secularity in Dutch society by analysing two contemporary case studies. We focus on sexual experiences and practices rather than sexual identities to further understand the constructions of what constitutes 'good' sex. The empirical research is situated in the Netherlands, where the binary of religion and sexual regulation versus secularity and sexual freedom has been dominant in both public and political discourse for a long time. Exploring sexual practices and narratives as central to the constitution of both religious and secular selves, we noted these to be fluctuating, inconsistent and subject to discourses. Our first case study discusses sexual experiences of non-heterosexual Protestant women, whereas the second explores the frequently considered 'neutral' notions of secularity in sexual education. Applying insights from both religious studies and queer studies, we bring the empirical study of sexuality together with the theoretical debates about the conceptualisation of the secular and the religious in contemporary Western Europe.This comparative approach to sexuality not only undermines the culturally presumed exclusive opposition of the secular and the religious but it also provides new empirical contributions for understanding the interactions between sexual practices and sexual discourses.
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ANTHROPOLOGY, NETHERLANDS, FEMINISMS, RELIGION, POLITICS, AGENCY, QUEER, Sexuality, secularity, religion, gender, The Netherlands, discourse

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Schrijvers, Lieke, and Jelle Wiering. “Religious/Secular Discourses and Practices of Good Sex.” CULTURE AND RELIGION, vol. 19, no. 2, 2018, pp. 139–59.
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Schrijvers, L., & Wiering, J. (2018). Religious/secular discourses and practices of good sex. CULTURE AND RELIGION, 19(2), 139–159.
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Schrijvers, Lieke, and Jelle Wiering. 2018. “Religious/Secular Discourses and Practices of Good Sex.” CULTURE AND RELIGION 19 (2): 139–59.
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Schrijvers, Lieke, and Jelle Wiering. 2018. “Religious/Secular Discourses and Practices of Good Sex.” CULTURE AND RELIGION 19 (2): 139–159.
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Schrijvers L, Wiering J. Religious/secular discourses and practices of good sex. CULTURE AND RELIGION. 2018;19(2):139–59.
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L. Schrijvers and J. Wiering, “Religious/secular discourses and practices of good sex,” CULTURE AND RELIGION, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 139–159, 2018.
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  author       = {Schrijvers, Lieke and Wiering, Jelle},
  issn         = {1475-5610},
  journal      = {CULTURE AND RELIGION},
  keywords     = {ANTHROPOLOGY,NETHERLANDS,FEMINISMS,RELIGION,POLITICS,AGENCY,QUEER,Sexuality,secularity,religion,gender,The Netherlands,discourse},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {139--159},
  title        = {Religious/secular discourses and practices of good sex},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14755610.2018.1444655},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2018},
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