TitleLocal Impacts of Religious Discourses on Rights to Express Same-Sex Sexual Desires in Peri-Urban Rio de Janeiro.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsGarcia, J, Laboy, MMuñoz, de Almeida, V, Parker, R
JournalSex Res Social Policy
Volume6
Issue3
Pagination44-60
Date Published2009 Sep 01
ISSN1868-9884
Abstract
 

This article reports on a study that examined how religious discourses of inclusion and exclusion-in Roman Catholic, evangelical Protestant, and Afro-Brazilian religious traditions-affected people's rights to express same-sex sexual desires, behaviors, and identities in the socioeconomically marginalized urban periphery of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Using extended ethnographic observation of institutions and religious events over a period of 2 years, the authors identified how sexual rights were constructed within religious discourses and conducted ethnographic interviews with 45 religious leaders. In the low-income and violent urban periphery of Rio de Janeiro, religious leaders and institutions play key roles in molding community inclusion and exclusion. A comparison of the 3 major religious denominations shows a diversity of discourses about same-sex sexual desires and their impacts on community formation.

DOI10.1525/srsp.2009.6.3.44
Alternate JournalSex Res Social Policy
PubMed ID20161503
PubMed Central IDPMC2796836
Grant ListR01 HD050118-02 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
F31 HD055153 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01 HD050118-04 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01 HD050118-05 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01 HD050118-01 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
F31 HD055153-01 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01 HD050118 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01 HD050118-03 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States