, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 227–231

Pleasure and Empowerment: Connections and disconnections

  • Authors
  • Susie Jolly

DOI: 10.1057/dev.2010.31

Cite this article as:
Jolly, S. Development (2010) 53: 227. doi:10.1057/dev.2010.31


Susie Jolly asks if we can reclaim sexual pleasure from the grip of the market and influence the terms on which the market engages with pleasure. She proposes a political perspective on sexuality which challenges the structures and ideologies that generate guilt and shame and make pleasure more accessible to some groups than others.


sexualitypharmaceutical industryenjoymentpolitical mobilizationsolidarityLGBT

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