Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/73671
Title: Sinning in Sin(gapore) city : queer and Christian identities, juxtaposed
Authors: Ching, Isaac Xiang Guo
Kwek, Jian Min
Khoo, Gabriel Wei Jie
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: This paper aims to examine the processual exertions that Queer Christian women in Singapore undertook in negotiating their (ostensibly) conflicting sexual and religious identities. Information was gathered from 15 individuals through informal semi-structured qualitative interviews, where they shared in-depth details regarding their everyday lives. Upon analysis, it was found that all of our interviewees, at some point in their lives, encountered internal struggles due to the “intolerability” of Queerness within Christianity, thus causing disruption to their sense of social stability. Rather than staying in this conflicted state, they sought resolution through an instauration of their bodies to remain authentic. As such, this paper also discussed the various agencies of authenticity that interviewees adopted to reconcile their (arguably) dual identities. However, despite their creative attempts at conciliation, these Queer Christian women, perhaps, unknowingly perpetuate a certain homonormativity, emplacing them within the boundaries of a heteronormative-inspired doxa.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/73671
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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