Changing Narratives of Sexuality: Contestations, Compliance and Women's Empowerment [NOOK Book]

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Changing Narratives of Sexuality examines the tensions and contradictions in constructions of gender, sexuality and women's empowerment in the various narrations of sexuality told by and about women. From storytelling to women's engagement with state institutions, stories of unmarried women and ageing women, a sex scandal and narrations of religious influence on women's subjectivities and sexualities, this impressive collection explores sexuality in a wide range of national contexts in the global South. The ...
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Changing Narratives of Sexuality: Contestations, Compliance and Women's Empowerment

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Overview

Changing Narratives of Sexuality examines the tensions and contradictions in constructions of gender, sexuality and women's empowerment in the various narrations of sexuality told by and about women. From storytelling to women's engagement with state institutions, stories of unmarried women and ageing women, a sex scandal and narrations of religious influence on women's subjectivities and sexualities, this impressive collection explores sexuality in a wide range of national contexts in the global South. The authors analyse what scope exists for women to subvert repressive norms and conceptions of heterosexuality, interweaving rich, contextual detail with theoretical concerns.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781783600151
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 4/10/2014
  • Series: Feminisms and Development
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 657 KB

Meet the Author

Charmaine Pereira is the co-ordinator of the Initiative for Women's Studies in Nigeria, a leading research organisation. She is the author of multiple books on gender and higher education and writes on questions of citizenship, sexuality and rights.

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Table of Contents

PART I. Negotiating Desire?
1. 'Rewriting Desire as Empowerment in the Women and Memory Forum's Storytelling Project'; Mona Ali, NY State University
2. Islam in Urban Bangladesh: Changing Worldviews and Reconfigured Sexuality'; Samia Huq, BRAC University, Dhaka
3. 'Loving and Fearing: Township Girls' Agency amidst Sexual Risk'; Deevia Bhana, University of Kwazulu Natal
PART II. Body Politics and Sexualities
4. "Reporting Anita": Nudity in Nigerian Newspapers'; Charmaine Pereira and Bibi Bakare Yusuf, Co-Founder Cassava Republic Press, Abuja
5. 'Unmarried in Palestine: Embodiment and (dis)Empowerment in the Lives of Single Palestinian Women'; Penny Johnson, London
6. 'Aging Women and the Culture of Eternal Youth: Some Personal and Theoretical Reflections from a Feminist over Fifty in Brazil'; Cecilia Sardenberg, Universidad Federal do Bahia
PART III. Changing Institutions?
7. 'Narratives of Egyptian Marriages'; Mulki Al-Sharmani, University of Helsinki
8.'Gender and Sexuality Activism in Beijing: Negotiating International Influences, National and Local Processes; Susie Jolly, University of Sussex, Brighton

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