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Good Sex: Feminist Perspectives from the World's Religions
edited by Patricia Beattie Jung, Mary E. Hunt and Radhika Balakrishnan
Rutgers University Press, 2000
Paper: 978-0-8135-2884-7 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-5670-3 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-2883-0
Library of Congress Classification BL458.G647 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 291.178357


What is "good sex" in the globalized world of the twenty-first century? This volume brings together essays by feminist scholars from different religions and cultures to consider how women are redefining sexuality for the common good. The essays explore sexual and social restrictions on women; religiously and socially acceptable avenues of sexual expression; constructions of sexual identities; and attitudes toward women's sexual desires. How is sexual desire constructed within specific cultural and religious contexts? What sacrifices must women make (and how do they make them) simply to have sexual lives? What options and strategies are available to women to dissolve the many restrictions imposed on their sexuality? These are some of the questions being explored.

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