Woman in the Body A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction

ISBN-10: 0807046450

ISBN-13: 9780807046456

Edition: 2001

Authors: Emily Martin

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This bold reappraisal of science and society explores the different ways that women's reproduction is seen in American culture. "Spectacular. There is no better study of the power of metaphor in modern medicine." -Thomas W. Laqueur, author of Making Sex "One of the greatest strengths of this fascinating book is Martin's careful analysis of how medical language about women's bodies reveals cultural assumptions about women and their life's purpose. . . . Highly recommended." -Judith Walzer Leavitt, Bulletin of the History of Medicine
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 8/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface to the 2001 Edition
Introduction to the 1992 Edition
Problems and Methods
The Familiar and the Exotic
Fragmentation and Gender
Science as a Cultural System
Medical Metaphors of Women's Bodies: Menstruation and Menopause
Medical Metaphors of Women's Bodies: Birth
Women's Vantage Point
Self and Body Image
Menstruation, Work, and Class
Premenstrual Syndrome, Work Discipline, and Anger
Birth, Resistance, Race, and Class
The Creation of New Birth Imagery
Menopause, Power, and Heat
Consciousness and Ideology
Class and Resistance
The Embodiment of Oppositions
Interview Questions
Biographical Profiles
Notes
References
Index
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