Key Concepts in Development Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject; Excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading
Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduates and graduate students pursuing geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.
Chapter 4.4: Sexualities and Development
Sexualities and Development
Sexualities, Poverty and Development
Sexuality is often perceived as a private affair that has little to do with development (Corrêa and Jolly, 2008). Some regard sexuality as a distraction from the ‘real issues’ of development – how can we talk about people's intimate private relationships when people's basic needs are not being addressed? Sexuality is not explicitly mentioned in the Millennium Development Goals and is often seen as an ‘add-on’ rather than as integral to the development concerns of poverty and marginalization (Corrêa and Jolly, 2008: 5). Sexuality does represent, however, an implicit focus of many development interventions and targets, such as improving women's reproductive health and reducing the incidence of early pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, and gender-based violence.