Political Bodies and a Touch of Pain
An Interview with Darlene Juschka
Keywords:gender, women, religion, theory, pain, body, postmodernism, postcolonialism, critical theory
An interview with Darlene Juschka (cross-appointed Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Religious Studies at the University of Regina), focusing on her 2009 book Political Bodies/Body Politics: The Semiotics of Gender (Equinox Publishing). The conversation ranged from a look at some of the key influences upon her theoretical development to her work on the construction of gender/sex in the Eurowest and its deployment through myth, ritual and sign-symbol, along with applications of this theory to religious studies and her more recent work on the concept of pain.
Juschka, Darlene. “Pain, Gender, and Systems of Belief and Practices.” Social Compass 5.11 (2011): 708-719.