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Negotiating Identity – Life Narratives of Bisexual Christians

Toft, Alex (2009) Negotiating Identity – Life Narratives of Bisexual Christians. In: Narrative, Memory and Identities. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 127-135.

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      Abstract

      Sociological exploration specifically targeting bisexual Christians is in its infancy. Explanation regarding this is two-fold. Firstly, it is possible to argue that bisexual Christians are marginalised due to their identification as, and assimilation of, two identities which many see as contradictory. Extradition from the bisexual community, often seen as staunchly atheist,1 could occur due to individual’s identification as Christian, conversely Christian congregations are seemingly less likely to be welcoming of bisexuals. Secondly, identification as bisexual is problematic in the perception of others. The conceptualisation of bisexuality as a legitimate sexual identity may be progressing in academic discourse (see Fox, 1996), however throughout both the heterosexual and homosexual community bisexuals are ostracised due to a lack of understanding and a perpetuation of stereotyping (Eadie, 1997; Hemmings, 2002).

      Item Type: Book Chapter
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      Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
      B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
      Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
      School of Human and Health Sciences
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      Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
      Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2009 11:40
      Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 14:09
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4876

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