Sex in Development: Science, Sexuality, and Morality in Global Perspective

Sex in Development: Science, Sexuality, and Morality in Global Perspective


Sex in improvement examines how improvement tasks all over the world meant to advertise inhabitants administration, disorder prevention, and maternal and baby overall healthiness deliberately and by accident form principles approximately what constitutes “normal” sexual practices and identities. From intercourse schooling in Uganda to aids prevention in India to kin making plans in Greece, numerous websites of improvement paintings on the topic of intercourse, sexuality, and replica are tested within the wealthy, ethnographically grounded essays during this quantity. those essays exhibit that principles on the topic of morality are time and again enacted in ostensibly value-neutral efforts to place into perform a “global” schedule reflecting the newest scientific science.

Sex in improvement combines the cultural research of sexuality, opinions of world improvement, and technological know-how and expertise experiences. no matter if contemplating the resistance encountered by means of representatives of an American pharmaceutical corporation trying to educate Russian medical professionals a “value loose” solution to supply sufferers contraception or the stress among Tibetan Buddhist rules of fertility and the modernization schemes of the chinese language executive, those essays exhibit that makes an attempt to make intercourse a common ethical item to be controlled and regulated depart a number of ethical ambiguities of their wake as they're engaged, resisted, and reinvented in numerous methods during the world.

Contributors. Vincanne Adams, Leslie Butt, Lawrence Cohen, Heather Dell, Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Shanti Parikh, Heather Paxson, Stacy Leigh Pigg, Michele Rivkin-Fish

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