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“Why Are You Doing This?”: Desiring Queer Global Citizenship

David K. Seitz

in A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Chapter Three maps out the stakes of desires for MCC Toronto and the UFMCC movement to go “global,” given Christianity’s colonial history. While an emphasis on “saving the world” threatens to repeat ... More


A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

David K. Seitz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

David K. Seitz maps the affective dimensions of the politics of citizenship at one large LGBT church, focusing on debates on race and gender in religious leadership, activism around police–minority ... More


From Identity to Precarity: Asylum, State Violence, and Alternative Horizons for Improper Citizenship

David K. Seitz

in A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Chapter Four engages with the everyday geographies of asylum-seekers who participate in the church refugee program. I argue that the imperative to “prove” LGBTQ identity renders asylum-seekers ... More


Repairing Bad Objects: Improper Citizenship in Queer Church

David K. Seitz

in A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The Introduction outlines the prospect of an “improper” queer citizenship. It points to a queer church (where queer damage is revisited) in a city hailed for its racial and sexual diversity as a key ... More


Too Diverse?: Race, Gender, and Affect in Church

David K. Seitz

in A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Chapter One traces debates on race and gender church leadership, asking why racialized and radicalized leaders stay involved despite racist microaggressions and celebration of police. I argue that ... More


Pastor–Diva–Citizen: The Reverend Dr. Brent Hawkes, Homonormative Melancholia, and the Limits of Celebrity

David K. Seitz

in A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Chapter Two evaluates the public ministry of longtime pastor Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, focusing on police brutality and the state funeral of beloved progressive politician Jack Layton. While Hawkes’ ... More


Loving an Unfinished World

David K. Seitz

in A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The Conclusion reflects on the stakes of critiquing liberal politics/religion when the resurgence of cultural nationalism tempts some to embrace liberalism as a last best hope. I insist that learning ... More


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