1st Edition

Embodied Geographies

Edited By Elizabeth Kenworthy Teather Copyright 2000
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    Embodied Geographies provides a comprehensive account of different types of life crises which develop our identities and affect how we live our lives. Chapters focus on:
    * pregnancy, childbirth, teenagers and parenthood
    * migration
    * the threat and reality of violence
    * illness and disability
    * bereavement, the ensuing family responsibilities and death itself.
    It includes case studies from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA.

    List of tables, List of figures, Preface, Acknowledgements, Notes on contributors, 1 Introduction: geographies of personal discovery, 2 The expanding worlds of middle childhood, 3 Messages about adolescent identity: coded and contested spaces in a New York City high school, 4 Schoolies Week as a rite of passage: a study of celebration and control, 5 Pregnant bodies, public scrutiny: ‘giving’ advice to pregnant women, 6 Bodily speaking: spaces and experiences of childbirth, 7 Putting parents in their place: child-rearing rites and gender politics, 8 Women’s experiences of violence over the life-course, 9 Life at the margins: disabled women’s explorations of ableist spaces, 10 Journeying through M.E.: identity, the body and women with chronic illness, 11 Identity and home in the migratory experience of recent Hong Kong Chinese-Canadian migrants, 12 Embodying old age, 13 The transition into eldercare: an uncelebrated passage, 14 Singapore’s widows and widowers: back to the heart of the family, 15 The body after death: place, tradition and the nation-state in Singapore, Name index, Subject index


    Elizabeth Kenworthy Teather