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Sex In Development,9780822334910

Sex In Development

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 4/30/2005
Publisher(s): Duke Univ Pr
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Summary

Sex in Developmentexamines how development projects around the world intended to promote population management, disease prevention, and maternal and child health intentionally and unintentionally shape ideas about what constitutes "normal" sexual practices and identities. From sex education in Uganda to aids prevention in India to family planning in Greece, various sites of development work related to sex, sexuality, and reproduction are examined in the rich, ethnographically grounded essays in this volume. These essays demonstrate that ideas related to morality are repeatedly enacted in ostensibly value-neutral efforts to put into practice a "global" agenda reflecting the latest medical science.Sexin Developmentcombines the cultural analysis of sexuality, critiques of global development, and science and technology studies. Whether considering the resistance encountered by representatives of an American pharmaceutical company attempting to teach Russian doctors a "value free" way to offer patients birth control or the tension between Tibetan Buddhist ideas of fertility and the modernization schemes of the Chinese government, these essays show that attempts to make sex a universal moral object to be managed and controlled leave a host of moral ambiguities in their wake as they are engaged, resisted, and reinvented in different ways throughout the world.Contributors.Vincanne Adams, Leslie Butt, Lawrence Cohen, Heather Dell, Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Shanti Parikh, Heather Paxson, Stacy Leigh Pigg, Michele Rivkin-Fish

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
STACY LEIGH PIGG AND VINCANNE ADAMS
Introduction: The Moral Object of Sex
1(38)
STACY LEIGH PIGG
Globalizing the Facts of Life
39(28)
Part 1 The Production of New Subjectivities 67(92)
MICHELE RIVKIN-FISH
Moral Science and the Management of "Sexual Revolution" in Russia
71(24)
HEATHER PAXSON
Family Planning, Human Nature, and the Ethical Subject of Sex in Urban Greece
95(30)
SHANTI A. PARIKH
From Auntie to Disco: The Bifurcation of Risk and Pleasure in Sex Education in Uganda
125(34)
Part 2 The Creation of Normativities as a Biopolitical Project 159(82)
LESLIE BUTT
Sexuality, the State, and the Runaway Wives of Highlands Papua, Indonesia
163(24)
HEATHER S. DELL
"Ordinary" Sex, Prostitutes, and Middle-Class Wives: Liberalization and National Identity in India
187(20)
VINCANNE ADAMS
Moral Orgasm and Productive Sex: Tantrism Faces Fertility Control in Lhasa, Tibet (China)
207(34)
Part 3 Contestations of Liberal Humanism Forged in Sexual Identity Politics 241(64)
VINH-KIM NGUYEN
Uses and Pleasures: Sexual Modernity, HIV/AIDS, and Confessional Technologies in a West African Metropolis
245(24)
LAWRENCE COHEN
The Kothi Wars: AIDS Cosmopolitanism and the Morality of Classification
269(36)
References 305(28)
Contributors 333(2)
Index 335

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