Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-02-08
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This book addresses how sexual practices and identities are imagined and regulated through development discourses and within institutions of global governance.

Author Biography

Amy Lind is Mary Ellen Heintz Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and faculty affiliate of the Department of Sociology and the School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
Abbreviations xvii
Introduction: development, global governance, and sexual subjectivitiesp. 1
Querying/queering development: theories, representations, strategiesp. 21
Why the development industry should get over its obsession with bad sex and start to think about pleasurep. 23
Transgendering development: reframing hijras and developmentp. 39
Querying feminist economics' straight path to development: household models reconsideredp. 54
Negotiating heteronormativity in development institutionsp. 65
The World Bank's GLOBE: queers in/queering developmentp. 67
NGOs as erotic sitesp. 86
Promoting exports, restructuring love: the World Bank and the Ecuadorian flower industryp. 99
"Headless families" and "detoured men": off the straight path of modern development in Boliviap. 113
Resisting global hegemonies, struggling for sexual rights and gender justicep. 129
Spelling it out: from alphabet soup to sexual rights and gender justicep. 131
Disrupting gender normativity in the Middle East: supporting gender transgression as a development strategyp. 145
Behind the mask: developing LGBTI visibility in Africap. 155
Queer Dominican moves: in the interstices of colonial legacies and global impulsesp. 169
Bibliographyp. 182
Indexp. 207
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