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Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure

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This pioneering collection explores the ways in which women's sexual desires are experienced by them and how this experience effects women's empowerment. It shows that an exploration of pleasure can have a hugely positive impact for women at the personal, social and political levels.

Traditional gender and development discourses tend to engage with sexuality in relation to
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 2013 by Zed Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I expected more from the actual political side of things and how women's sexuality was used in that aspect. Maybe I just didn't pick up on that as much as I should have. Instead, the book seemed to focus more on the social issues involved with different cultures and lifestyles. This was still a very interesting read that I'm glad I picked up.
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Andrea Cornwall is a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, where she directs a multi-country research programme, Pathways of Women's Empowerment (www.pathways-of-empowerment.org). She has worked in the field of sexual and reproductive health and participatory methodologies for many years, and is co-editor of Realizing Rights: Transforming Approaches to Sexual ...more