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The Development Industry and the Co-optation of Body Politics

Wendy Harcourt
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Chapter Chapter 9 in Bodies in Resistance, 2017, pp 191-211 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract The chapter interrogates the co-optation of feminist understandings of body politics in development practices and programs by constructing an ethnoscape of a recent South Asian training on gender, generations and sexuality. In a reflection on the potential of ruptures in the praxis of body politics, the chapter concludes with a consideration of how feminists can act from the ‘privilege of the middle’.

Keywords: Development Industry; Development Practice; Body Politics; Development Discourse; Feminist Strategy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-47780-4_9

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