Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781842779354 Published July 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781842779347 Published July 2009 For sale in North and South America only

Body Politics in Development

Critical Debates in Gender and Development

Wendy Harcourt

Body Politics in Development

Wendy Harcourt

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232 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781842779354 Published July 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781842779347 Published July 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Body Politics in Development sets out to define body politics as a key political and mobilizing force for human rights in the last two decades. This passionate and engaging book reveals how once-tabooed issues, such as rape, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive rights, have emerged into the public arena as critical grounds of contention and struggle.

Engaging in the latest feminist thinking and action, the book describes the struggles around body politics for people living in economic and socially vulnerable communities and covers a broad range of gender and development issues, including fundamentalism, sexualities and new technologies, from diverse viewpoints. The book's originality comes through the author's rich experience and engagement in feminist activism and global body politics and was winner of the 2010 FWSA Book Prize.
Contents
Introduction: Invisible Bodies
1. What is Body Politics?
2. Reproductive Bodies
3. Productive and Caring Bodies
4. Violated Bodies
5. Sexualized Bodies
6. Techno Bodies
Conclusion
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