Body Politics in Development: Critical Debates in Gender and Development

Body Politics in Development: Critical Debates in Gender and Development
Author: Wendy Harcourt
Language English
Pages: 232
ISBN10: 1842779354
Genre: Nonfiction
Goodreads Rating: 3.84
ISBN13: 9781842779354
Published: July 9th 2009 by Zed Books

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.