The Right to Sex: Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2022

Autor Amia Srinivasan
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 26 mai 2022
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERBLACKWELL'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021Essential lessons on the world we live in, from one of our greatest young thinkers - a guide to what everybody is talking about today'Unparalleled and extraordinary . . . A bracing revivification of a crucial lineage in feminist writing' JIA TOLENTINO'I believe Amia Srinivasan's work will change the world' KATHERINE RUNDELL'Rigorously researched, but written with such spark and verve. The best non-fiction book I have read this year' PANDORA SYKES-------------------------How should we talk 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 pull wildly apart. To grasp sex in all its complexity - its deep ambivalences, its relationship to gender, class, race and power - we need to move beyond 'yes and no', wanted and unwanted. We need to rethink sex as a political phenomenon. Searching, trenchant and extraordinarily original, The Right to Sex is a landmark examination of the politics and ethics of sex in this world, animated by the hope of a different one.SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2022LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZE 2022LONGLISTED FOR THE BRITISH ACADEMY BOOK PRIZE 2022
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ISBN-13: 9781526612540
ISBN-10: 1526612542
Pagini: 304
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 mm
Greutate: 0.22 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Publishing
Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom


Amia Srinivasan is a young and brilliant thinker who holds the Chichele Professorship at All Souls College, Oxford, one of Britain's most prestigious academic positions. It was previously held by Isaiah Berlin. She is set to become one of Britain's finest public intellectuals, able to write as compellingly about popular culture as she can about philosophy, and The Right to Sex is her first trade book

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Amia Srinivasan was born in 1984 in Bahrain and raised in London, New York, Singapore and Taiwan. She is currently the Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford, and has held permanent or visiting academic posts at University College London, Yale, NYU and UCLA. She has written on subjects as diverse as sex, death, octopuses, suicide, anger, education and many others for publications including the London Review of Books, where she is a contributing editor, the New Yorker, the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times. She lives in Oxford.


The best book I've read recently . Incredible
Quietly dazzling . A brilliant, rigorous book. [Srinivasan] coaxes our imaginations out of the well-worn grooves of the existing order
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
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
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
To say that Srinivasan's challenging, complex, and - for some - controversial essays are a must-read is a colossal understatement
With her debut book, The Right to Sex, a 36-year-old Oxford don is dazzling everyone
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
[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
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
The Right to Sex is absolutely extraordinary. Read it!
Laser-cut writing and a stunning intellect. If only every writer made this much beautiful sense
Amia Srinivasan's magnificent first book announces itself as a classic
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
Fascinating . . . Amia must be one of the leading thinkers around on the subject of sex and her work is both stimulating and challenging