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Global sex / Dennis Altman
Bib ID 1175986
Format BookBook
Author
Altman, Dennis, 1943-
 
Description Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001 
xii, 216 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0226016064 (alkaline paper) (cloth)
Summary

"Global Sex is the first major work to take the issues of globalization and sexuality head on. Dennis Altman looks at how pleasures of the body are framed, shaped, commercialized, and even commodified in our new global economy, exploring the impact of globalization on gender relations, political power, public health, migration, and the ways in which we imagine our own sense of self and place. Ranging from U.N. debates over abortion, to the advent of cybersex, to the rapid spread of AIDS in Africa, to the sex scandals that rocked both Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and President Bill Clinton, Global Sex sheds new light on how the personal and the political are now, more than ever, indistinguishable."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Preface: Sex and Politics
  • 1. Introduction: Thinking about Sex and Politics
  • 2. The Many Faces of Globalization
  • 3. Sex and Political Economy
  • 4. The (Re)Discovery of Sex
  • 5. Imagining AIDS: And the New Surveillance
  • 6. The Globalization of Sexual Identities
  • 7. The New Commercialization of Sex: From Forced Prostitution to Cybersex
  • 8. Sexual Politics and International Relations
  • 9. Squaring the Circle: The Battle for "Traditional" Morality
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-204) and index.

Subjects Sex customs.  |  Globalization.

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