Body Politics in Development Critical Debates in Gender and Development

ISBN-10: 1842779354
ISBN-13: 9781842779354
Edition: 2009
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Description: This book explores how activists around the world have organized to fight for their economic and social rights and well-being, to end violence against women and militarism, to promote sexual and reproductive rights, and to protect bodily integrity  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 7/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This book explores how activists around the world have organized to fight for their economic and social rights and well-being, to end violence against women and militarism, to promote sexual and reproductive rights, and to protect bodily integrity in the face of the new biotechnologies. Seeing the body as a fluid site of power and political contestation where specific cultural, social and economic realities and struggles are played out, Harcourt looks at body politics from the intimate and personal within self, family and community to the public at national and global levels and discourses.Using narrative, interview, analysis and theory to bring out the importance of different facets of body politics, this accessible book translates feminist and development discourse into vitally relevant material for all those interested in human rights and social justice.

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Invisible Bodies
What is Body Politics?
Reproductive Bodies
Productive and Caring Bodies
Violated Bodies
Sexualized Bodies
Techno-Bodies
Conclusion: Empowering Bodies
References
Index

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