From: Les Chatwin <lesc@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 10:37:11 +1030
I am a Masters Research student at Newcastle University in Australia.
It is early days for me and my reading of Foucault is introductory but I am eager to learn more.
I have developed a blog over the last 2 or 3 years exploring a meandering spiritual journey but now I am planning to use it to explore my research as it develops.
I'd appreciate some people taking a look if you have time.
For quick reference here is the broad outline of the thesis. I am hoping over time to head towards a PhD but, like I said, it is early days. Sometimes I get lost in the complexities of the comments on this list but I am confident of learning and growing.
Thesis: Why Churches and Christian Institutions reject the "other" especially looking at the experience of Gay and Lesbian people. Looking to use Focault's Discourse Theory as a framework for analysing discourses that occur within Christian groups. Perhaps also limit experiences?