Deviant Bodies Critical Perspectives on Difference in Science and Popular Culture

ISBN-10: 0253209757
ISBN-13: 9780253209757
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List price: $31.95
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/22/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

JENNIFER TERRY, assistant Professor of Values in Science and Technology in the Division of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University, has written articles on queer theory, women and medical surveillance, and the history of sexual science in the United States. She is at work on a book entitled Siting Homosexuality: A History of Surveillance and the Scientific Production of Deviant Bodies. JACQUELINE URLA is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is working on a collaborative research project exploring the representation of whiteness in native peoples' art, material culture, and visual media.

Introduction: Mapping Embodied Deviance
Gender, Race, and Nation: The Comparative Anatomy of "Hottentot" Women in Europe, 1815-1817
Framed: The Deaf in the Harem
Colonizing and Transforming the Criminal Tribesman: The Salvation Army in British India
This Norm Which Is Not One: Reading the Female Body in Lombroso's Anthropology
Anxious Slippages between "Us" and "Them": A Brief History of the Scientific Search for Homosexual Bodies
The Destruction of "Lives Not Worth Living"
Domesticity in the Federal Indian Schools: The Power of Authority over Mind and Body
Nymphomania: The Historical Construction of Female Sexuality
Theatres of Madness
The Anthropometry of Barbie: Unsettling Ideals of the Feminine Body in Popular Culture
Regulated Passions: The Invention of Inhibited Sexual Desire and Sexual Addiction
Between Innocence and Safety: Epidemiologic and Popular Constructions of Young People's Need for Safe Sex
The Hen That Can't Lay an Egg (Bu Xia Dan de Mu Ji): Conceptions of Female Infertility in Modern China
The Media-ted Gene: Stories of Gender and Race
Notes on Contributors
Name Index

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