Exploring the intersection of bisexuality and Christian identities: The negotiation of gendered attraction in intimate lives.

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Abstract

This chapter draws on data obtained through questionnaires (80) and life-story interviews (20) with women and men who identified as bisexual and Christian alongside conceptual literature on bisexuality, gender and identity. The chapter explores how gender is understood and negotiated in the lives of the respondents focusing upon two interlinked empirical themes: the role of gendered attraction in the intimate lives of the participants, and the importance of features other than gender as instigators for intimacy. The stories suggest that for bisexual men and women gendered attraction is important but something to be negotiated in everyday life, due to the destabilising nature of bisexuality with regard to the dominant binaries of sexuality and gender.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntersecting Religion and Sexuality
PublisherRoutledge
Pages(in press)
Volume(in press)
StateAccepted/In press - 2019

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Toft, A. (Accepted/In press). Exploring the intersection of bisexuality and Christian identities: The negotiation of gendered attraction in intimate lives. In Intersecting Religion and Sexuality (Vol. (in press), pp. (in press)). Routledge.

Exploring the intersection of bisexuality and Christian identities : The negotiation of gendered attraction in intimate lives. / Toft, Alexander.

Intersecting Religion and Sexuality. Vol. (in press) Routledge, 2019. p. (in press).

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Toft, A 2019, Exploring the intersection of bisexuality and Christian identities: The negotiation of gendered attraction in intimate lives. in Intersecting Religion and Sexuality. vol. (in press), Routledge, pp. (in press).
Toft A. Exploring the intersection of bisexuality and Christian identities: The negotiation of gendered attraction in intimate lives. In Intersecting Religion and Sexuality. Vol. (in press). Routledge. 2019. p. (in press).
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