Wendy Harcourt Receives the 2010 Feminist and Women's Studies Association's Prize

Wendy Harcourt's book 'Body Politics in Development' sets out to define body politics as a key political and mobilizing force for human rights in the last two decades. 

Wendy Harcourt, SID Senior Advisor and Editor of Development, was awarded the 2010 Feminist and Women's Studies Association's Prize on 2 October in London. Wendy was presented with her prize for her book 'Body Politics in Development'. The judges described this volume as an 'innovative and passionate intervention in gender and development debates that demonstrates significant depth of knowledge in the field', and felt that it made a major contribution to feminist scholarship as well as having broad appeal outside academia. The book sets out to define body politics as a key political and mobilizing force for human rights in the last two decades. It describes the struggles around body politics for people living in economic and socially vulnerable communities and covers a broad range of gender and development issues, including fundamentalism, sexualities and new technologies. Wendy brings to her first full-length book all her experience of working on gender developed over the last two decades. She has written extensively on globalization and development from a gender perspective and is currently engaged in global feminist politics through her work with Women in Development Europe, European Feminist Forum and the Feminist Dialogues.

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