Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure (BOK)

Andrea Cornwall

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This pioneering collection explores the ways in which positive, pleasure-focused approaches to sexuality can empower women. Gender and development has tended to engage with sexuality only in relation to violence and ill-health. Although this has been hugely important in challenging violence against women, over-emphasizing these negative aspects has dovetailed with conservative ideologies that associate women's sexualities with danger and fear. On the other hand, the media, the pharmaceutical industry, and pornography more broadly celebrate the pleasures of sex in ways that can be just as oppressive, often implying that only certain types of people - young, heterosexual, able-bodied, HIV-negative - are eligible for sexual pleasure. Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure brings together challenges to these strictures and exclusions from both the South and North of the globe, with examples of activism, advocacy and programming which use pleasure as an entry point. It shows how positive approaches to pleasure and sexuality can enhance equality and empowerment for all.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Andrea Cornwall
Forlag
ZED BOOKS LTD
ISBN 9781780325712
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 14,1cm x 21,6cm x 2cm
Vekt 438 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Andrea Cornwall, Kate Hawkins, Susie Jolly