The Right to Sex (Hardback)Amia Srinivasan (author)
Viewing sex through the prism of politics and ethics, Srinivasan crafts a startlingly original discourse that ranges widely across issues of consent, racism, misogyny and freedom to identify the key areas of conflict and controversy in the twenty-first century.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 584 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
Quietly dazzling ... A brilliant, rigorous book. [Srinivasan] coaxes our imaginations out of the well-worn grooves of the existing order * New York Times *
I've thoroughly audited why anyone should skip The Right to Sex, and I couldn't think of any reasons. Srinavasan's work is too interesting to be perfect. It's superb -- Naoise Dolan * Irish Times *
A daring feminist collection . . . Srinivasan accomplishes what she sets out to do: deliver a treatise both ambivalent and discomfiting, one which reveals the inadequacies in what we had imagined to be solutions * Guardian *
Sex has always been a minefield, but surely never more than now. In The Right to Sex, Srinivasan shows us mines I barely knew existed * Sunday Times *
To say that Srinivasan's challenging, complex, and - for some - controversial essays are a must-read is a colossal understatement * DAZED *
With her debut book, The Right to Sex, a 36-year-old Oxford don is dazzling everyone * Observer *
Srinivasan demonstrates how the feminist philosopher can emancipate our basic ethical concepts from the stranglehold of patriarchy, capitalism, and state racism - and this is a remarkable and promising effort -- Judith Butler, New Statesman
[This] ambitious, magisterial work stands out in the ongoing tide of dull, girl boss feminism arguing for personal empowerment over collective liberation . . . In a world of easy, one-dimensional answers, [Srinivasan] is unquestionably the real deal * Vogue *
Amia Srinivasan is the most brilliant feminist theorist writing today. Each essay in The Right to Sex is a masterpiece on its own; taken together, they show how learning to think carefully and precisely about the politics of desire is the preeminent ethical project of our time -- Merve Emre
The Right to Sex is absolutely extraordinary. Read it! -- Ash Sarkar
Laser-cut writing and a stunning intellect. If only every writer made this much beautiful sense -- Lisa Taddeo, bestselling author of 'Three Women'
Amia Srinivasan's magnificent first book announces itself as a classic -- Professor Samuel Moyn
Amia Srinivasan reveals both the material opportunities and dead-ends of a century-long conscious trajectory towards female empowerment. The Right to Sex reminds us of the foundational complexities to Women's Liberation ideas and why we are still grappling with them -- Sarah Schulman
Fascinating . . . Amia must be one of the leading thinkers around on the subject of sex and her work is both stimulating and challenging -- Helena Kennedy
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How should we think 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... More
“Noy you usual feminist essays”
*CONTENT WARNING: PORNOGRAPHY, ABUSE, RAPE, EXPLICIT LANGUAGE”
Amia Srinivasan puts together a series of feminist essays about sex, declining the topic under different socio-political lenses.
I’m not an activist but... More
“Excellent book and awake up call!”
Not long ago, I'd bought this book like month ago after finished reading 'Spy Master by Martin Pearce' which I'm glad it was over done with.
I went straight into this book quickly because... More
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