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Feminist Perspectives on the Body





ISBN 9780582356399
Published May 11, 1999 by Routledge
198 Pages

 
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Book Description

Feminist Perspectives on the Body provides an accessible introduction to this extremely popular new area and is aimed at students from a variety of disciplines who are interested in gaining an understanding of the key issues involved. The author explores many important topics including: the Western world's construction of the body as a theoretical, philosophical and political concept; the body and reproduction; medicalisation; cosmetic surgery and eating disorders; the body in performance; the private and the public body; working bodies and new ways of thinking about the body.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Reproductive Bodies
3. Disciplined Bodies
4. Sexy Bodies
5. Bodies Politic
6. Working Bodies
7. Body Technologies
8. Rethinking Bodies

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