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Body Reader Essential Social and Cultural Readings

ISBN-10: 0814795668
ISBN-13: 9780814795668
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $61.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Lisa Jean Moore is Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and Coordinator of Gender Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York. She is author of Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man’s Most Precious Fluid and co-author of Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility and Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee . She is also co-editor of the collection The Body Reader and, with Monica Casper, oversees the series Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the Twenty-First Century for NYU Press.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Not Just the Reflexive Reflex: Flesh and Bone in the Social Sciences
Vulnerable Bodies
The Body's Problems with Illness
Laboring Now: Current Cultural Constructions of Pregnancy, Birth, and Mothering
Am I Good Enough for My Family? Fetal Genetic Bodies and Prenatal Genetic Testing
Assume the Position: The Changing Contours of Sexual Violence
The Phenomenology of Death, Embodiment, and Organ Transplantation
Chemically Reactive Bodies, Knowledge, and Society
Bodies as Mediums
"Made by the Work": A Century of Laboring Bodies in the United States
Embodied Capitalism and the Meth Economy
Extreme Bodies/Extreme Culture
The Racial Nose
To Die For: The Semiotic Seductive Power of the Tanned Body
The Naked Self: Being a Body in Televideo Cybersex
Extraordinary Bodies
Manscaping: The Tangle of Nature, Culture, and Male Body Hair
Incongruent Bodies: Teaching While Leaking
Envisioning the Body in Relation: Finding Sex, Changing Sex
Scars
Slippery Slopes: Media, Disability, and Adaptive Sports
Bodies in Media
Hey Girl, Am I More Than My Hair? African American Women and Their Struggles with Beauty, Body Image, and Hair
Fighting Abjection: Representing Fat Women
Images of Addiction: The Representation of Illicit Drug Use in Popular Media
The Ana Sanctuary: Women's Pro-Anorexic Narratives in Cyberspace
List of Contributors
Index

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