Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781783600120 Published April 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781783600137 Published April 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Changing Narratives of Sexuality

Contestations, Compliance and Women's Empowerment

Charmaine Pereira

Changing Narratives of Sexuality

Charmaine Pereira

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272 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2014  
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781783600120 Published April 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781783600137 Published April 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Changing Narratives of Sexuality examines the tensions and contradictions in constructions of gender, sexuality and women's empowerment in the various narrations of sexuality told by and about women. From storytelling to women's engagement with state institutions, stories of unmarried women and ageing women, a sex scandal and narrations of religious influence on women's subjectivities and sexualities, this impressive collection explores sexuality in a wide range of national contexts in the global South. The authors analyse what scope exists for women to subvert repressive norms and conceptions of heterosexuality, interweaving rich, contextual detail with theoretical concerns.
Contents
Introduction: Changing Narratives of Sexuality - Charmaine Pereira

Part I Negotiating Desire?
1 Rewriting Desire as Empowerment in the Women and Memory Forum’s Storytelling Project - Mona I. Ali
2 Islam in Urban Bangladesh: Changing Worldviews and Reconfigured Sexuality - Samia Huq
3 Loving and Fearing: Township Girls’ Agency amidst Sexual Risk - Deevia Bhana

Part II Body Politics and Sexualities
4 Reporting Anita: Nudity in Nigerian Newspapers - Charmaine Pereira and Bibi Bakare-Yusuf
5 Ageing Women and the Culture of Eternal Youth: Personal and Theoretical Reflections from a Feminist over Sixty in Brazil - Cecilia M. B. Sardenberg
6 Unmarried in Palestine: Embodiment and (Dis)Empowerment in the Lives of Single Palestinian Women - Penny Johnson

Part III Changing Institutions?
7 Narratives of Egyptian Marriages - Mulki Al-Sharmani
8 Gender and Sexuality Activism in Beijing: Negotiating International Influences and National and Local Processes - Susie Jolly
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