1st Edition

Transforming Bodies Gendered Stories of Embodied Change

By Victoria Kannen Copyright 2025
    154 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    154 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Transforming Bodies: Gendered Stories of Embodied Change provides unique and original research on gendered bodies. It explores the ways that bodies transform and change, and how these transformations relate to the intersections of gender, race, body shape, names, age, dis/ability, activism, performance, and beyond.

    Combining personal narratives, sociological theories, and artistic representations, this book dives into questions on transformation and change, such as: “How do we understand our bodies as transformative places? What does it mean to exist in a body that is consistently questioned? Are our embodiments always in some state(s) of change?”

    The book contains original stories on embodied transformation and includes creative engagement by using commissioned art to represent various forms of transformation and change. Each chapter has a comprehensive list of key words and questions for reflection and discussion.

    Transforming Bodies: Gendered Stories of Embodied Change is an accessible book that will be engaging for both students and scholars, as well as those outside of academia with an interest in body politics, gender, race, disability and activism.

    1. Bodies  2. Intersections  3. Shapes  4. Ages and Dis/Abilities  5. Names  6. Performances  7. Changes


    Victoria Kannen is a Professor of Sociology at Cambrian College in Ontario, Canada. She is the author of Gendered Bodies and Public Scrutiny: Women’s Stories of Staring, Strangers, and Fierce Resistance (2021). She is also the co-editor of Virtual Identities and Digital Culture (Routledge, 2023).