With all these meaty posts around recently I am embarking on a new journal article entitled, Meat, Masculinity and Men’s Ministries (or, for added alliteration and oral satisfaction, Mmmm: Meat, Masculinity and Men’s Ministries).
I’ll be consolidating and expanding some previous observations about meat in men’s ministries in America, Australia and the UK, and how these operate as signifiers for normative masculinity. Theoretically, I’ll be mobilizing Carol Adams’ The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory to highlight how this feeds the masculinist agenda of men’s ministries. I’ll also be using David Grumett and Rachel Muers’ recent Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, Meat and Christian Diet as a base for some theological reflections on the matter. On a foody point, I was just looking at Angel F. Mendez Montoya’s The Theology of Food: Eating and the Eucharist. Am I the only person who sees a eucharistic pair of genitalia in the following cover image?