Politics of Sexuality: Identity, Gender, Citizenship by Terrell Carver, Veronique Mottier

By Terrell Carver, Veronique Mottier

This e-book recognises sexuality as a mainstream proposal in political research and explores concerns within the politics of sexuality which are hugely salient and arguable at the present time. those contain conceptions of citizenship and nationality associated with gender and sexuality, the laws concerning the age of consent, prostitution and 'trafficing in women', the overseas politics of inhabitants keep watch over, abortion, sexual harrassment, and sexuality within the army. The overseas staff of individuals offer quite a lot of views in quite a few contexts. On a countrywide point they provide illustrative case experiences from the united kingdom, eire, the Netherlands, Spain and Israel between others, and on a global airplane they disguise the eu Union, the UN convention on inhabitants and improvement and the function of the Vatican as foreign arbiter. furthermore, the quantity addresses the interplay among political discourse and the paintings of significant theorists similar to Weber, Freud, Foucault, Irigaray and Butler.

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In London in the 1980s a group of male homosexuals met occasionally in twos or threes for sexual activities, which they sometimes filmed and then circulated to other group members.

In the cases of both women and male homosexuals, the 1994 debate provided evidence that the age of consent had been reinterpreted in the aftermath of the sexual liberation movements, feminism and gay liberation. The granting of a right to consent had become an issue of respect between citizens, the granting of autonomy. This occurred through two dimensions. After the sexual liberationist movements of the 1960s and 1970s, adult women and homosexuals claimed equal respect and thus became increasingly regarded as capable of decisionmaking.

Controlled populations respond by developing ‘counter-conducts’. GIBBINS trapped in the logic of governmentality and by problems of governability (Burchell et al. 1991:46–8). In modernity, an ideology of individual freedom, choice and rights to private expression between consenting adults is proffered, but problematised by warning discourses of health risks, sexual diseases, and dysfunctions. Legal discourses warn of rape and violence, sociological and feminist discourses warn of exploitation and poverty for deviants; psychological discourses warn of repression and dangerous drives for domination and release.

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