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The Right to Sex

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ISBN: 9781526612557
AuthorSrinivasan, Amia
Pub Date19/08/2021
BindingTrade PB
CountryIRL
Dewey306.7
Quick overview Essential lessons on the world we live in, from one of our greatest young thinkers a guide to what everybody is talking about today Unparalleled and extraordinary . . .
€17.59

How should we talk about sex? It is a thing we have and also a thing we do; a supposedly private act laden with public meaning; a personal preference shaped by outside forces; a place where pleasure and ethics can pull wildly apart. Since #MeToo many have fixed on consent as the key framework for achieving sexual justice.

Yet consent is a blunt tool. To grasp sex in all its complexity its deep ambivalences, its relationship to gender, class, race and power we need to move beyond yes and no , wanted and unwanted. We need to interrogate the fraught relationships between discrimination and preference, pornography and freedom, rape and racial injustice, punishment and accountability, pleasure and power, capitalism and liberation.

We need to rethink sex as a political phenomenon. Searching, trenchant and extraordinarily original, The Right to Sex is a landmark examination of the politics and ethics of sex in this world, animated by the hope of a different one.

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How should we talk about sex? It is a thing we have and also a thing we do; a supposedly private act laden with public meaning; a personal preference shaped by outside forces; a place where pleasure and ethics can pull wildly apart. Since #MeToo many have fixed on consent as the key framework for achieving sexual justice.

Yet consent is a blunt tool. To grasp sex in all its complexity its deep ambivalences, its relationship to gender, class, race and power we need to move beyond yes and no , wanted and unwanted. We need to interrogate the fraught relationships between discrimination and preference, pornography and freedom, rape and racial injustice, punishment and accountability, pleasure and power, capitalism and liberation.

We need to rethink sex as a political phenomenon. Searching, trenchant and extraordinarily original, The Right to Sex is a landmark examination of the politics and ethics of sex in this world, animated by the hope of a different one.

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