Gender, Development and Social Change

Bodies in Resistance

Gender and Sexual Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism

Editors: Harcourt, Wendy (Ed.)

    • Makes visible the counter discourses to dominant economic and social policies
    • Addresses the key issues of feminist knowledge and practice - around identity, fundamentalisms, public spheres and social movements
    • Suggests knew forms of knowledge situated on the borders between activism and academia
    • Contributes to new geographies of knowledge production, and to intercultural engagements with others
    • Draws on the authors' strong academic and activist networks

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About this book

As part of the emerging new research on civic innovation, this book explores how sexual politics and gender relations play out in feminist struggles around body politics in Brazil, Colombia, India, Iran, Mexico, Nepal, Turkey, Nicaragua, as well as in East Africa, Latin America and global institutions and networks. From diverse disciplinary perspectives, the book looks at how feminists are engaged in a complex struggle for democratic power in a neoliberal age and at how resistance is integral to possibilities for change. 

In making visible resistances to dominant economic and social policies, the book highlights how such struggles are both gendered and gendering bodies. The chapters explore struggles for healthy environments, sexual health and reproductive rights, access to abortion, an end to gender-based violence, the human rights of LGBTIQA persons, the recognition of indigenous territories and all peoples’ rights to care, love and work freely. The book sets out the violence, hopes, contradictions and ways forward in these civic innovations, resistances and connections across the globe.


About the authors

Wendy Harcourt is Associate Professor in Critical Development and Feminist Studies at the International Institute of Social Sciences of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague, The Netherlands. She joined the ISS in November 2011 after 20 years at the Society for International Development, Rome, Italy, as Editor of the journal Development and Director of Programmes. She has edited 10 books and won the FWSA prize in 2010 for her book Body Politics in Development.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Harcourt, Wendy (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Politics of Place at the Women’s School of Madrid: Experiences Around Bodies and Territory

    Flórez, Juliana Flórez (et al.)

    Pages 25-56

  • Reclaiming the Right to Become Other-Women in Other-Places: The Politics of Place of the Ecologist Women of La Huizachera Cooperative, Mexico

    Gloss, Daniela M.

    Pages 57-78

  • Moments of Movement Intersection in India: Informing and Transforming Bodies in Movements

    Desai, Manisha

    Pages 79-93

  • Contesting Bodies in the Constitutional Debate About Citizenship in Nepal

    Rana, Kumud

    Pages 95-115

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47780-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47779-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bodies in Resistance
Book Subtitle
Gender and Sexual Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism
Editors
  • Wendy Harcourt
Series Title
Gender, Development and Social Change
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47780-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-47780-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47779-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 362
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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