Missionary Positions: Sex Workers, Faith-Based Outreach and a Postcolonial, Feminist Perspective

Lauren McGrow

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis explores faith-based outreach to sex workers, using feminist theology and post-colonial theory to take into account the different perspectives of sex workers, ensuring a more respectful pastoral practice. A postcolonial matrix is constructed and six outreach groups in Australia are examined in light of agency, otherness, hybrid identity and the politics of rescue. Faith-based practitioners and feminist theologians are challenged to reconstruct dynamic theological spaces that allow for multiplicity and the humanity of sex workers to be prioritised.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Thomson, Heather, Principal Supervisor
Award date01 Mar 2014
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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