Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: Unpacking Dominant Development and Policy Discourses

Silke Heumann* (Editor), Camilo Antillón Najlis (Editor)

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This book addresses the intersections of gender, sexuality and social justice in relation to dominant development and policy discourses and interventions. Bringing together young scholars from Latin America, Africa and Asia, the book challenges dominant assumptions on sexuality in development discourse, policy and practice and proposes alternative approaches. Reflecting on both the 'global north' and the 'global south', this book investigates key social justice issues, from teenage pregnancy, child marriage discourses, sexual empowerment, to sexual diversity, female imprisonment and sexuality, militarism and sexuality, anti-trafficking policies and processes of racialization and othering in the context of migration. Overall, the book challenges binary constructs and argues for an intersectional perspective on gender and sexual diversity as a problem of structural inequality that interacts with other systems of inequality, based on race, age, class and geopolitics. This book will be of interest to social scientists and activists, as well as development scholars and practitioners engaging with questions of gender, sexuality and social justice.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon & New York
Number of pages277
ISBN (Electronic)9780429439483
ISBN (Print)9781138342965
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2023

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©. 2024 selection and editorial matter, Silke Heumann and Camilo Antillón Najlis; individual chapters, the contributors. All rights reserved.

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