Figurations Child, Bodies, Worlds

ISBN-10: 0822329697
ISBN-13: 9780822329695
Edition: 2002
List price: $22.95
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Description: Always in the process of becoming, inherently incomplete, the child is a remarkably malleable figure. Castaaneda shows how this malleability is itself generated & how the resulting historically, geographically & culturaly specific figures are put to  More...

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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Always in the process of becoming, inherently incomplete, the child is a remarkably malleable figure. Castaaneda shows how this malleability is itself generated & how the resulting historically, geographically & culturaly specific figures are put to widely divergent uses, often to a very powerful effect.

is currently Director and Professor of Women Studies at University of California-Irvine. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. A founder of Narika, an agency that addresses the needs of South Asian women in the U.S., she works with activist groups that focus on Asian women and immigration issues. She has authored a monograph and co-edited several books and journal issues, often with her long time collaborator Caren Kaplan. Her special interests include the history of British imperialism, non-western women travelers, consumer culture and globalization, South Asian women in diaspora, and the new transnational feminist activism

Caren Kaplan is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Women's Studies at the University of California at Davis. After receiving her Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz, she served on the faculty in the Department of English at Georgetown University from 1986 to 1992. The author of a monograph as well as the co-editor of several books, she has collaborated with Inderpal Grewal for many years on essays and edited collections. Her special interests are the history of Western and international feminism, feminist theory, and aspects of imperialism and globalization such as travel, tourism, and information technologies.

Acknowledgments
Introduction - Figurations: Child, Bodies, Worlds
Developmentalism and the Child in Nineteenth-Century Science
Flexible Child-Bodies
Available Childhood: Race, Culture, and the Transnational Adoptee
Rumored Realities: Child-Organ Theft
The Child, in Theory: Post-structuralism, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis
Notes
Reference List
Index

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