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OCLC number
782100423
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Author
Willey, Robin D.(Robin Delbert),1984-
Title
Discovering the Evangelical sexual marketplace :an ethnographic analysis of the development, exchange, and conversion of erotic capital in an evangelical church.
Degree
M.A. -- University of Alberta, 2010
Publisher
Ottawa :Library and Archives Canada = Bibliothè€que et Archives Canada,[2011]
Description
2 microfiches
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Abstract
<?Pub Inc> This manuscript traces the development of sexual abstinence and virginity as a commodity and describes how this development has contributed to modern conceptions of sexual abstinence. Within this analysis, the author provides what demographic and statistical information is available on abstinence practice in North America as well as outlines some of the perspectives critical of abstinence and abstinence-only sex education. More importantly, the author argues that within many Evangelical churches a defined social space--a sexual marketplace--exists where individual agents exchange and convert this commodity, among others, to attract potential marital partners. Furthermore, the manuscript outlines the effects and implications of this marketplace on its participants. The author derives these conclusions from the ethnographic observations and interviews he conducted while attending an urban Canadian Pentecostal Church.
ISBN
9780494680131
049468013X
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