Global Sex / Edition 2

Global Sex / Edition 2

by Dennis Altman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226016056

ISBN-13: 9780226016054

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"Global Sex is the first major work to take the issues of globalization and sexuality head on. Dennis Altman looks at how pleasures of the body are framed, shaped, commercialized, and even commodified in our new global economy, exploring the impact of globalization on gender relations, political power, public health, migration, and the ways in which we imagine our own…  See more details below

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"Global Sex is the first major work to take the issues of globalization and sexuality head on. Dennis Altman looks at how pleasures of the body are framed, shaped, commercialized, and even commodified in our new global economy, exploring the impact of globalization on gender relations, political power, public health, migration, and the ways in which we imagine our own sense of self and place. Ranging from U.N. debates over abortion, to the advent of cybersex, to the rapid spread of AIDS in Africa, to the sex scandals that rocked both Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and President Bill Clinton, Global Sex sheds new light on how the personal and the political are now, more than ever, indistinguishable."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226016054
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,006,193
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Sex and Politics
1Introduction: Thinking about Sex and Politics1
2The Many Faces of Globalization10
3Sex and Political Economy34
4The (Re)Discovery of Sex52
5Imagining AIDS: And the New Surveillance68
6The Globalization of Sexual Identities86
7The New Commercialization of Sex: From Forced Prostitution to Cybersex106
8Sexual Politics and International Relations122
9Squaring the Circle: The Battle for "Traditional" Morality138
10Conclusion: A Global Sexual Politics?157
Acknowledgments165
Notes167
Index205

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