Sexing the Economy in a Neo-Liberal World Order: Neo-Liberal Discourse and the (Re)Production of Heteronormative Heterosexuality

@article{Griffin2007SexingTE,
  title={Sexing the Economy in a Neo-Liberal World Order: Neo-Liberal Discourse and the (Re)Production of Heteronormative Heterosexuality},
  author={Penny Griffin},
  journal={The British Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  year={2007},
  volume={9},
  pages={220 - 238}
}
  • Penny Griffin
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Sociology
  • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
Sex and gender are not merely incidental to the formation and perpetuation of neo-liberal discourse, they are absolutely central to it. In this article I explore how neo-liberal discourse is predicated on a politics of heteronormativity that (re)produces the dominance of normative heterosexuality. The World Bank is an excellent example of this, reproducing a heteronormative discourse of economic viability through policy interventions that are intrinsically sexualised, that is, predicated on a… Expand
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