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

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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 Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
ZED BOOKS LTD
ISBN 9781780325729 Antall sider 320
Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 2,3cm Vekt 499 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Andrea Cornwall, Kate Hawkins, Susie Jolly
Emner og form Feminism & feminist theory, Gender studies: women, Development studies