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Grimbeck, Jenny LU (2018) TLVK10 20181
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
In this essay, I explore the concept the male gaze in a feminist theological perspective with a curtain focus on the body of women. The essay seek to answer the question how the female can be liberated from the male gaze and take control of her own body. The aim is to contribute to a body theology that encourages the woman's embodiment. The essay analyzes Lisa Isherwood's work The Fat Jesus: feminist explorations in boundaries and transgressions and Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendels I Am My Body: A Theology of Embodiment, based on subjects like the central concept the man gaze, gender hierarchy, desire and embodiment in the light of a Christian tradition.

Isherwood understads that the woman is caught under a patriarchal look, which she... (More)
In this essay, I explore the concept the male gaze in a feminist theological perspective with a curtain focus on the body of women. The essay seek to answer the question how the female can be liberated from the male gaze and take control of her own body. The aim is to contribute to a body theology that encourages the woman's embodiment. The essay analyzes Lisa Isherwood's work The Fat Jesus: feminist explorations in boundaries and transgressions and Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendels I Am My Body: A Theology of Embodiment, based on subjects like the central concept the man gaze, gender hierarchy, desire and embodiment in the light of a Christian tradition.

Isherwood understads that the woman is caught under a patriarchal look, which she designate as the the male gaze. She describes that women, in the Christian tradition as well as in the in secular society, live with unattainable demands on their appearance. Moltmann-Wendel contributes with a theological argument about the embodiment and its validity within theology.

In the final discussion of the essay, are involving two feminist theorists: Judith Butler and Luce Irigaray. Together with them, the role of language for women's freedom is discussed and whether the question can be reversed. An important aspect addressed is the question of dualism. (Less)
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author
Grimbeck, Jenny LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En feministteologisk undersökning av kroppen och "the male gaze"
course
TLVK10 20181
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
the male gaze, feminist theology, Lisa Isherwood, Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel, human body, Christology
language
Swedish
id
8945170
date added to LUP
2018-06-07 08:56:18
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2018-06-07 08:56:18
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Isherwood understads that the woman is caught under a patriarchal look, which she designate as the the male gaze. She describes that women, in the Christian tradition as well as in the in secular society, live with unattainable demands on their appearance. Moltmann-Wendel contributes with a theological argument about the embodiment and its validity within theology.

In the final discussion of the essay, are involving two feminist theorists: Judith Butler and Luce Irigaray. Together with them, the role of language for women's freedom is discussed and whether the question can be reversed. An important aspect addressed is the question of dualism.},
  author       = {Grimbeck, Jenny},
  keyword      = {the male gaze,feminist theology,Lisa Isherwood,Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel,human body,Christology},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den synliggjorda blicken},
  year         = {2018},
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