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Bibil Identifier bibil:211652
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Unsafe Sex: Feminism, Pornography, and the Song of Songs
Author Moore, Stephen D.
Author Burrus, Virginia
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 11, Issue: 1)
2nd Publication Unsafe Sex: Feminism, Pornography, and the Song of Songs
Year (Publication) 2003
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2003
Year (Copyright) 2003
Year (Reference) 2003
Language English
Pages 24-52 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract How should the Song of Songs be read? As that rarest of biblical texts, one that gives voice to female desire in the context of a sexual relationship characterized by equality and mutuality rather than domination and submission? Or as yet another vehicle for male pornographic fantasy and sexual aggression? Attempting to shift the (dualistic) terms of this burgeoning debate on the Song, this article explicitly situates itself at the intersection of feminist and queer theories, focusing especially on s/m eroticism as a site where these theories forcefully collide and delicately collude, and arguing that feminist and queer politics can ill-afford to exclude each other.
DOI 10.1163/15685150360495561
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Song of Songs / Song of Solomon / Canticles
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Feminist Reading
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sexuality
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