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Body Politics In Development

Author : Wendy Harcourt
ISBN : 9781848136182
Genre : Political Science
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Body Politics in Development sets out to define body politics as a key political and mobilizing force for human rights in the last two decades. This passionate and engaging book reveals how once-tabooed issues, such as rape, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive rights, have emerged into the public arena as critical grounds of contention and struggle. Engaging in the latest feminist thinking and action, the book describes the struggles around body politics for people living in economic and socially vulnerable communities and covers a broad range of gender and development issues, including fundamentalism, sexualities and new technologies, from diverse viewpoints. The book's originality comes through the author's rich experience and engagement in feminist activism and global body politics and was winner of the 2010 FWSA Book Prize.
Category: Political Science

Population Politics And Development

Author : L. Richey
ISBN : 9780230610385
Genre : Political Science
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This book uses political and socio-anthropological theory to examine the relationship between power, interest, and agency within population and family planning discourse across Africa, with particular emphasis on case studies from Tanzania.
Category: Political Science

Feminist Perspectives On Sustainable Development

Author : Wendy Harcourt
ISBN : 1856492443
Genre : Business & Economics
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This collection of essays seeks to provide an understanding of gender relations in sustainable development. Researchers, activists and policy-makers from the North and South offer new ways to challenge dominating knowledge-systems and development institutions, and discuss the difficulties women face on the margins of the development process. Contributions on resource management, power, knowledge production, culture, development institutions and politics, health and economics show that gender relations are not simply a footnote on our understanding of history and societies, but are central to the development discourse. The contributers include: Janet Abramovitz, Franck Amalric, Frederique Apffel Marglin, Lourdes Arzipe, Tariq Banuri, Rosi Braidotti, Raff Carmen, Willy Douma. Atu' Emberson-Bain, Wendy harcourt, Sabine Hausler, Noleen Heyzer, Heleen van der Hombergh, Cecile Jackson, Devaki Jain, Loes Keysers, Judith Richter, Gita Sen, Marja-Liisa Swantz, Corinne Wacker, Ange Wieberdink and Saskia Wieringa.
Category: Business & Economics

Dismembering The Body Politic

Author : Paul D. Halliday
ISBN : 0521526043
Genre : History
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An account of the emergence of local partisan politics in the century after the English Civil War.
Category: History

American Body Politics

Author : Felipe Smith
ISBN : 0820319333
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Felipe Smith tracks the emergence of particular gender images--such as white witch, black madonna, mammy, and white lady--and their impact on early African American literature. Smith gives us a remarkable synthesis of historical readings combined with a highly original contribution to the comprehension of racial thought and literary writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

Fdr S Body Politics

Author : Davis W. Houck
ISBN : 9781585442331
Genre : Psychology
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Franklin Roosevelt instinctively understood that a politician unable to control his own body would be perceived as unable to control the body politic. He took care to hide his polio-induced lameness both visually and verbally. Through his speeches—and his physical bearing when delivering them—he tried to project robust health for himself while imputing disability, weakness, and even disease onto his political opponents and their policies. In FDR's Body Politics: The Rhetoric of Disability, Davis W. Houck and Amos Kiewe analyze the silences surrounding Roosevelt's disability, the words he chose to portray himself and his policies as powerful and health-giving, and the methods he used to maximize the appearance of physical strength. Drawing on never-before-used primary sources, they explore how Roosevelt and his advisors attacked his most difficult rhetorical bind: how to address his fitness for office without invoking his disability. They examine his broad strategies, as well as the speeches Roosevelt delivered during his political comeback after polio struck, to understand how he overcame the whispering campaign against him in 1928 and 1932. The compelling narrative Houck and Kiewe offer here is one of struggle against physical disability and cultural prejudice by one of our nation's most powerful leaders. Ultimately, it is a story of triumph and courage—one that reveals a master politician's understanding of the body politic in the most fundamental of ways.
Category: Psychology

The Politics Of Sports Development

Author : Barrie Houlihan
ISBN : 0415277493
Genre : Political Science
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This text traces the evolution of sports development in the UK in the context of broader shifts in sport and social policy. It explores the emergence of sports development from the early years of public policy for sport in the 1960s to the contemporary era. This analysis is set against a background of policy initiatives, from 'Sport For All', 'Action Sport' and CCT, to the National Lottery and the contemporary emphasis on sport as a factor in the social and cultural well-being of the nation. Incorporating original material from major case studies and the national governing bodies of hockey, rowing, rugby union and tennis, the book examines the reality of "doing sports development" within this changing social and political policy climate.
Category: Political Science

European Women S Movements And Body Politics

Author : J. Outshoorn
ISBN : 9781137351661
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines how feminist movements have contested the dominant discourses and state politics that have impeded women's autonomy over their bodies since the late 1960s. It deals with two important facets of this struggle, prostitution and the right to abortion, as they relate to the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden.
Category: Social Science

Health Care Reform And The Battle For The Body Politic

Author : Dan E. Beauchamp
ISBN : 1566394147
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Discusses health care reform as a strategy for dealing with the failures of politics - not just the failures of the health care market. As former Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning for New York State Department of Health, the author presents a narrative about his work to develop a universal health care and insurance plan for the State.
Category: Health & Fitness

Body Politics

Author : Mary Jacobus
ISBN : 9781134976089
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Body/Politics demonstrates how many of the controversies in modern science involve or invoke the feminine body as their battleground. This groundbreaking collection addresses such scientific issues as artificial fertilization, the "crisis" in childbirth management,and the medical invention of "female" maladies and the debates surrounding them. In the process it makes an important attempt to remedy the traditional division between science and non-science by focusing on the interconnection of literary, social, and scientific discourses concerning the female body. The editors have brought together noted feminist scholars and critics from various fields. Contributers include Susan Bordo, Mary Ann Doane, Donna Haraway, Emily Martin, Mary Poovey and Paula A. Treichler.
Category: Literary Criticism