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Purendra Prasad, Amar Jesani, and Sujata Patel

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199482160

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199482160.001.0001

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Legitimizing Violence

Legitimizing Violence

A Narrative of Sexual Health

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Asima Jena

Oxford University Press

This chapter delineates violence from sexual axis by treating regulation of sexuality as a form of violence albeit its legitimacy. The governance of sexuality takes place through the production of discourse, which orders the subjective position and persuasive approach. In a Foucauldian sense, it conceives violence both at corporeal level as well as metaphoric level. It depicts how routine monitoring of the sexual activities of the Female Sex Workers (FSW) are met with resistance by them and reproduce social inequality, subjugation and stigma by unravelling the contradictory character of a community oriented Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) management programme which in-fact aimed to liberate FSWs from discrimination and inequality.

Keywords:   Sexuality, Neoliberalism, Legitimacy, Violence, Stigma, Resistance and Governmentality

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