Sex in Development: Science, Sexuality, and Morality in Global Perspective (BOK)

Sex in Development: Science, Sexuality, and Morality in Global Perspective (BOK)

Stacy Pigg

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A timely collection, Sex in Development examines how development projects around the world intended to promote population management, disease prevention, and maternal and child health intentionally and unintentionally shape ideas about what constitutes "normal" sexual practices and identities. From sex education in Uganda to aids prevention in India to family planning in Greece, various sites of development work related to sex, sexuality, and reproduction are examined in the rich, ethnographically-grounded essays this volume brings together. These essays demonstrate that ideas related to morality are repeatedly enacted in ostensibly value-neutral efforts to put into practice a "global" agenda reflecting the latest medical science. Sex in Development combines the cultural analysis of sexuality, critiques of global development, and science and technology studies. Whether considering the resistance encountered by representatives of an American pharmaceutical company attempting to teach Russian doctors a "value free" way to offer patients birth control or the tension between Tibetan Buddhist ideas of fertility and the modernization schemes of the Chinese government, these essays show that attempts to make sex a universal moral object to be managed and controlled leave a host of moral ambiguities in their wake as they are engaged, resisted, and reinvented in different ways throughout the world. Contributors Vincanne Adams Leslie Butt Lawrence Cohen Heather Dell Vinh-Kim Nguyen Shanti Parikh Heather Paxson Stacy Leigh Pigg Michele Rivkin-Fish

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2005 Forfatter Stacy Pigg
Forlag
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780822334798
Antall sider 360 Dimensjoner 16,5cm x 24,2cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 658 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Vincanne Adams Emner og form Gender studies, gender groups