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Sex Politics: Reports From the Front Lines

Sex Politics: Reports From the Front Lines

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“Sex is always political,” and its politicization involves the continual attempt to draw boundaries
between “good” and “bad” sex based on “hierarchies of sexual value” in religion, medicine,
public policies, and popular culture. These hierarchies “function in much the same
ways as do ideological systems of racism, ethnocentrism, and religious chauvinism.
“Sex is always political,” and its politicization involves the continual attempt to draw boundaries
between “good” and “bad” sex based on “hierarchies of sexual value” in religion, medicine,
public policies, and popular culture. These hierarchies “function in much the same
ways as do ideological systems of racism, ethnocentrism, and religious chauvinism.

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Reports from the Front Lines
SexPolitics
Richard Parker, Rosalind Petchesky and Robert Sember
Brazil | Egypt | India | Peru | Poland | South Africa | Turkey | Vietnam | United Nations | World Bank
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Introduction:
Rosalind Petchesky 
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- Carlos Cáceres, Marco Cueto and Nancy Palomino
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Constance A. Nathanson, Robert Sember and Richard Parker
Copy editing
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Graphic design
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Support:
Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute
 
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Table o Contents
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Sonia Corrêa and Richard Parker 
Sua rgs Ps ass cus a cuus:cpua aws a mfs
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Rosalind Petchesky
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- Sexual Politics and Sexual Rights in Brazil: A Case Study .................................. 27
Adriana R. B. Vianna and Sérgio Carrara
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- Sexuality Politics in Egypt .................................................................................. 53
Hossam Bahgat and Wesal A
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- Culture, Politics, and Discourses on Sexuality:A History o Resistance to the Anti-Sodomy Law in India ................................................ 91
Radhika Ramasubban
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- Sexual and Reproductive Rights Policies in Peru: Unveiling False Paradoxes ..... 127
Carlos Cáceres, Marcos Cueto and Nancy Palomino
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- The Struggle or Abortion Rights in Poland .................................................... 167
Wanda Nowicka
Su Aa
- Constitutional Authority and its Limitations:The Politics o Sexuality in South Arica ....................................................................... 197
Belinda Beresord, Helen Schneider and Robert Sember 
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- How Adultery Almost Derailed Turkey’sAspiration to Join the European Union ......................................................................... 247
Pinar Ilkkaracan
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From Family Planning to HIV/AIDS in Vietnam:Shiting Priorities, Remaining Gaps .............................................................................. 277
Le Minh Giang and Nguyen Thi Mai Huong

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