Raising Sexually Pure Kids: Sexual Abstinence, Conservative Christians and American Politics (At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries 59)

Raising Sexually Pure Kids: Sexual Abstinence, Conservative Christians and American Politics (At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries 59)

By: Claire Gresle-Favier (author)Paperback

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Raising Sexually Pure Kids: Sexual Abstinence, Conservative Christians and American Politics analyzes pro-abstinence discourses issued by the conservative Christian community and the G.W. Bush administration, to underline that abstinence is not a peripheral matter, but is a cultural and political issue of great significance in US society, especially in the past decade. This book seeks to bring to light how pro-abstinence discourses coalesce most of the core agendas of conservative Christians - like creationism, parental rights or the culture war - and enabled them and the Bush administration, to on the one hand, preserve traditional hierarchies and on the other hand, maintain the sense of threat necessary to the protection of the status quo and to the enduring commitment of the conservative Christian constituency.

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Pro-"Sexual Abstinence Before Marriage" Discourses in US History "Religious" Pro-Abstinence Discourses: The LaHayes "Medical" Pro-Abstinence Discourses: Meg Meeker "Political" Pro-Abstinence Discourses: The Heritage Foundation and Rebecca Hagelin "Governmental" Pro-Abstinence Discourses: The G. W. Bush Administration Abstinence and Creationism Abstinence, Faith and Religious Authority Abstinence and the Traditional Family Cell Abstinence and Parental Rights Abstinence and Welfare Abstinence and the "Culture War" The Different Functions of Pro-Abstinence Discourses A Common Goal: Reinforcing Traditional Hierarchies Conclusion Bibliography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789042026780
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • ID: 9789042026780
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 9042026782

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