This book recognises sexuality as a mainstream concept in political analysis and explores issues in the politics of sexuality that are highly salient and controversial today. These include conceptions of citizenship and nationality linked to gender and sexuality, the legislation about the age of consent, prostitution and 'trafficing in women', the international politics of population control, abortion, sexual harrassment, and sexuality in the military. The international team of contributors provide a wide range of perspectives in a variety of contexts. On a national level they offer illustrative case studies from the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and Israel among others, and on an international plane they cover the European Union, the UN Conference on Population and Development and the role of the Vatican as international arbiter. Moreover, the volume addresses the interaction between political discourse and the work of major theorists such as Weber, Freud, Foucault, Irigaray and Butler.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Terrell Carver, Véronique Mottier; Part I Citizens’ sexualities; Chapter 1 Sexual citizenship, Terrell Carver; Chapter 2 Sexual citizens, Matthew Waites; Chapter 3 Sexuality and the law, John R. Gibbins; Chapter 4 Sexuality and the UK armed forces, Paul Skidmore; Chapter 5 Sexual orientation and anti-discrimination policy, Mark Bell; Chapter 6 Sexual politics, Stevi Jackson; Chapter 7 Sexuality and rights, Momin Rahman; Part II Theorisations of sexuality; Chapter 8 Sexuality and nationality, Alan Finlayson; Chapter 9 Sexuality and civilisation, Gail Hawkes; Chapter 10 Sexuality and sexology, Véronique Mottier; Chapter 11 Sexual politics, performativity, parody, Moya Lloyd; Chapter 12 Sexual politics and sexual difference, David Boothroyd; Part III Commodification of sexuality; Chapter 13 Sexuality and the International Conference on Population and Development, Palena R. Neale; Chapter 14 Sexuality and the female national subject, Delila Amir, Orly Benjamin; Chapter 15 Sexual harassment in the workplace, Celia Valiente; Chapter 16 Sexuality and work, Katrina Gorjanicyn; Chapter 17 Sexuality and international commerce, Joyce Outshoorn;
Terrell Carver is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Bristol, UK.,
Véronique Mottier teaches social theory and interpretive methodologies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.