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Feminist Theory and the Body A Reader

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ISBN-10: 0415925665

ISBN-13: 9780415925662

Edition: 1999

Authors: Janet Price, Margrit Shildrick

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Without the body there would be no feminist theory. And it's possible to say that without feminist theory there would be no modern "body." The body has long been a contested site in feminist circles. From debates about motherhood, pregnancy, and abortion, discussions of pleasure and sex, to more philosophical discussions of embodiment and the gendering of bodies, the major thinkers of feminist theory have reshaped our ideas of how women and men understand what the body is. InFeminist Theory and the BodyPrice and Shildrick bring together over 40 of the world's greatest feminist writers to represent the key arguments from all of the different feminist schools of thought on the body. The…    
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List price: $73.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/26/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Janet Price is at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.Margrit Shildrick is a Research Fellow at the University of Staffordshire and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, and the Insititute of Women�s Studies, Lancaster.

Margrit Shildrick is Senior Research Visiting Fellow at WERRC, University College Dublin.

Openings on the Body: A Critical Introduction
Woman as Body?
'Theories of Gender and Race'
'Woman as Body: Ancient and Contemporary Views'
'Bodies and Biology'
'My Body, Myself: How Does a Black Woman Do Sociology?'
'Our Bodies, Ourselves: Why We Should Add Old Fashioned Empirical Phenomenology to the New Theories of the Body'
Sexy Bodies
'When Our Lips Speak Together'
'The Nose' and 'Taste'
'Toward a Genealogy of Black Female Sexuality: The Problematic of Silence'
'Body Matters: Cultural Inscriptions'
'Lesbian Bodies: Tribades, Tomboys and Tarts'
'F2M: The Making of Female Masculinity'
'NO BODY is "Doing It": Cybersexuality'
'The Hot Rod Bodies of Cybersex'
Bodies in Science and Biomedicine
'A Burst of Light: Living with Cancer'
'Breast Cancer: An Adventure in Applied Deconstruction'
'Natural Facts: A Historical Perspective on Science and Sexuality'
'Menopause: The Storm before the Calm'
'The Egg and the Sperm: How Science has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles'
'Disciplining Mothers: Feminism and the New Reproductive Technologies'
'The Biopolitics of Postmodern Bodies: Determinations of Self in Immune System Discourse'
After the Binary
'Bodies, Identities, Feminisms'
'Power, Bodies and Difference'
'Bodies that Matter'
'Feminism, Foucault and the Politics of the Body'
'Write Your Body' and 'The Body in Theory'
'Psychoanalysis and the Body'
Alter/ed Bodies
'Forms of Technological Embodiment: Reading the Body in Contemporary Culture'
'Signs of Wonder and Traces of Doubt: On Teratology and Embodied Differences'
'Interview from Warrior Marks'
'The Trials of the Black African Woman'
'The Economy of Violence: Black Bodies and the Unspeakable Terror'
'Feminism, Disability, and Transcendence of the Body'
'Her Body/Her Boundaries'
'Women and Everyday Spaces'
'Surviving Rape: A Morning/Mourning Ritual'
'Mapping the Colonial Body: Sexual Economies and the State in Colonial India'
'Woman, Nation and Narration in Midnight's Children'
Performing the Body
'Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions'
'The Guilty Pleasures of Female Theatrical Cross-Dressing'
'Breaking the Boundaries of the Broken Body'
'Feminine Charms and Outrageous Arms'
'"My Body is my Art": Cosmetic Surgery as Feminist Utopia?'
'"Freud's Fetishism" and the Lesbian Dildo Debates'
Copyright Acknowledgements
Subject Index
Name Index