Pleasure and Empowerment: Connections and disconnections
First Online: 24 June 2010 DOI:
Cite this article as: Jolly, S. Development (2010) 53: 227. doi:10.1057/dev.2010.31 Abstract
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.
Keywords sexuality pharmaceutical industry enjoyment political mobilization solidarity LGBT
Argues that we must make space to explore pleasure, well-being and the positive sides of sexuality in development
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