Body Politics in Development by Wendy Harcourt
Critical Debates in Gender and Development

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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.

About Wendy Harcourt

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Wendy Harcort is a Senior Program Advisor at the Society for International Development in Rome Italy, Editor of Development and Chair of Women in Development Europe.
Published April 4, 2013 by Zed Books. 176 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Law & Philosophy.

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