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Object Relations, Buddhism, and Relationality in Womanist Practical Theology

  • Pamela Ayo Yetunde

Part of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice book series (BRWT)

About this book

Introduction

This book establishes how Buddhism in the Insight Meditation tradition supports “remarkable relational resilience” for women who are of African descent and same-sex loving, yet living in a society that often invalidates women, African-Americans, LGBTQ people, and non-Christians. Pamela Ayo Yetunde explores the psycho-sexual experiences of African-American Buddhist lesbians, and shows that their abilities to be in healthy relationships are made possible through their Buddhist practices and communities, even in the face of invisibilizing forces related to racial, gender, sexuality, and religious discrimination and oppression.

Keywords

buddhism pastoral counseling gender homosexuality Abhidhamma

Authors and affiliations

  • Pamela Ayo Yetunde
    • 1
  1. 1.United Theological Seminary of the Twin CitiesNew Brighton, MNUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94454-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-94453-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-94454-8
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