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The Development Industry and the Co-optation of Body Politics

  • Wendy Harcourt
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Part of the Gender, Development and Social Change book series (GDSC)

Abstract

The chapter interrogates the co-optation of feminist understandings of body politics in development practices and programs by constructing an ethnoscape of a recent South Asian training on gender, generations and sexuality. In a reflection on the potential of ruptures in the praxis of body politics, the chapter concludes with a consideration of how feminists can act from the ‘privilege of the middle’.

Keywords

Development Industry Development Practice Body Politics Development Discourse Feminist Strategy 
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  • Wendy Harcourt
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  1. 1.ISSThe HagueThe Netherlands

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