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Religious Sensibilities in Pursuit of Sexual Well-Being
African Diasporic Communities in the Netherlands
Amisah Zenabu Bakuri
230 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80539-497-6 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (May 2024)
eISBN 978-1-80539-498-3 eBook Not Yet Published
“Through compelling ethnographic research, this book challenges commonly held assumptions and stereotypes about the complex relationship between religion and sexuality, offering unique and original insights into the lived experiences of the book’s protagonist.” • Apostolos Andrikopoulos, Harvard University
The self-identifying Ghanaian-Dutch and Somali-Dutch communities residing in the Randstad area of the Netherlands are deeply impacted by religious beliefs and cultural factors in their approach towards sexual health practices, well-being and pleasure. This book shows how religious sensibilities shape the physical activities, beauty practices, and gendered roles that are adopted into the daily lives of these communities in pursuit of their sexual and general well-being. Through an ethnographic account, it explores and challenges the assumptions held around the complex relationship between religion and sexuality.
Amisah Bakuri is Research Associate at the Faculty of Religion and Theology, Beliefs and Practices, Vrije Universitiet Amsterdam. She has published several articles on the dynamics of religion and culture. Religious Sensibilities in Pursuit of Sexual Well-Being is her first monograph.
Subject: Gender Studies and SexualityAnthropology (General)Anthropology of Religion
Area: Northern Europe
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