• Couverture Feminist co-optation and body politics in development

FEMINIST CO-OPTATION AND BODY POLITICS IN DEVELOPMENT

Wendy Harcourt

Genre et développement
Date de publication : novembre 2008
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A growing literature on feminists' engagement in body politics in the development process charts narratives that call for reproductive rights, sexuality and embodiment to be acknowledged in the development agenda in debates around women's agency, gender equality, health, population and environment (Petchesky 2002; Cornwall and Jolly 2008; Harcourt 2009; Lind 2010; Truong and Harcourt 2014; Jolly, Cornwall and Hawkins 2013). These studies show how body politics has brought issues of domestic violence; rape as a weapon of war; denial of sexual and reproductive rights; sexual oppression of women, children, homosexuals and transgender people; racism; and ageism into development policy and projects (Hartmann 1994; Lind 2010; Wieringa and Sivori 2012; Baksh and Harcourt 2015). They chart feminists' engagements in the UN and feminist advocacy through campaigns for rights, legitimacy, legality and freedom over their bodies. These texts analyse feminist engagements in development by making visible the embedded power relations within development processes, making what is private public (personal is political) - in other words, charting "development with a body" (Jolly and Cornwall 2008).

     
  • ISBN : 978-2-296-06167-5 • novembre 2008 • 22 pages
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