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Faculty Book: Rosalind Petchesky

Rosalind Petchesky, co-authored with Sonia Correa and Richard Parker

Sexuality, Health and Human Rights
(Routledge, 2008)

This new work surveys how rapid changes taking place at the start of the twenty-first century in social, cultural, political, and economic domains impact on sexuality, health, and human rights. The relationships between men, women and children are changing quickly, as are traditional family structures and gender norms. What were once viewed as private matters have become public, and an array of new social movements—transgender, intersex, sex worker, people living with HIV—have come into the open. The book is split into three sections: Global ‘Sex’ Wars, Epistemological Challenges and Research Agendas, and Promises and Limits of Sexual Rights. Set in the context of the major theoretical debates of recent decades, the book offers a unique framework for understanding this new world, and will be of interest to professionals, advocates, and policy researchers. It is suitable for a wide range of courses covering areas such as gender studies, human sexuality, public health, and social policy. Rosalind Petchesky is a distinguished professor of political science at Hunter College and the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: AUG 18, 2008

Category: Political Science, Faculty Books