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Beyond Slavery Overcoming Its Religious and Sexual Legacies

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ISBN-10: 0230100171

ISBN-13: 9780230100176

Edition: 2010

Authors: Bernadette Brooten, Jacqueline L. Hazelton, Jacqueline L. Hazelton, Jacqueline L. Hazelton

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In a United States that continues to be driven by racial and cultural divisions, from the disproportionately high number of incarcerated African Americans to heartfelt disagreements over the true nature of marriage and the proper role of faith in public policy, the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project (from which this book originated) has identified a crucial nexus underlying these fiercest of arguments: The conjunction of religion, slavery, and sexuality.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 10/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

A Prayer
Prayer for my daughter (Poem)
Overcoming Slavery's Legacies in the United States
The Paradox of Silence and Display: Sexual Violation of Enslaved Women and Contemporary Contradictions in Black Female Sexuality
From Mammy to Welfare Queen: Images of Black Women in Public-Policy Formation
From Plantations to Prisons: African American Women Prisoners in the United States
Overcoming Slavery's Legacies in Religious Law
The Purchase of His Money: Slavery and the Ethics of Jewish Marriage
Slavery and Sexual Ethics in Islam
Ancient Origins of the Problem
"She Shall Not Go Free as Male Slaves Do": Developing Views About Slavery and Gender in the Laws of the Hebrew Bible
Early Christianity, Slavery, and Women's Bodies
Gender, Slavery, and Technology: The Shaping of the Early Christian Moral Imagination
Why Sexual Ethics Needs History
"As If She Were His Wife": Slavery and Sexual Ethics in Late Medieval Spain
Love, Sex, Slavery, and Sally Hemings
Breaking the Silence: Sexual Hypocrisies from Thomas Jefferson to Strom Thurmond
Should the Bible Form the Basis of Public Policy?
The Bible, Slavery, and the Problem of Authority
The "Purity of the White Woman, Not the Purity of the Negro Woman": The Contemporary Legacies of Historical Laws Against Interracial Marriage
The Stories We Tell
Mammy's Daughters; Or, the DNA of a Feminist Sexual Ethics
Restorative Justice
Enslaved Black Women: A Theology of Justice and Reparations
A Meditation
A Visit from the Old Mistress (Oil on Canvas by Winslow Homer) (Poem)
Notes on Contributors