The Right to Sex (Hardback)Amia Srinivasan (author)
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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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