ISBN 9789350020203,Powers of Desire; The Politics of Sexuality

Powers of Desire; The Politics of Sexuality



Aakar Books

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9789350020203

ISBN-10 9350020203


Number of Pages 489 Pages
Language (English)


This provocative anthology brings together a diverse group of wellknown feminist and gay writers, historians, and activists. They are concerned not only with current sexual issues EUR abortion, pornography, reproductive and gay rights EUR but they also raise a host of new issues and questions: How, and in what ways, is sexuality political? Is the struggle for sexual freedom a complement to other struggles for liberation, or will it detract from them? Has the sexual revolution diminished or enriched the lives of women? Do womens and mens erotic natures differ fundamentally? How do race, class, and ethnicity shape sexuality? And finally, what is the best way to organize politically around sexual issues? Through history, sociology, journalism, fiction, and poetry, the collection thus addresses itself to our sexual futures: how can we build an erotic world that feminists will desire?