Feminist Perspectives on the Body
Edited by Kathy Davis
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Embodied Practices by Kathy Davis
Book DescriptionThis book focuses on the significance of the body in contemporary feminist scholarship. In recent years, the body has become a 'hot item' in both contemporary social theory and research. This renewed interest has received a mixed reaction from feminists. While the body may be back, the 'new' body theory often proves to be just as disembodied as it ever was. The body revival seems to be less an attempt to re-embody masculinist science than just another expression of the same condition which evoked the feminist critique in the first place: a flight from femininity and everything that is associated with it in western culture. Embodied Practices offers a critical appraisal of the recent 'body revival', drawing upon insights from contemporary feminist theories on gender and power to explore the subject. The book sets an agenda not only for research about the body but for an embodied perspective on the body as well.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761953630
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. She is author of Reshaping the Female Body: The Dilemma of Cosmetic Surgery (1995) and Power Under the Microscope: Toward a Grounded Theory of Gender Relations in Medical Encounters (1988). CONTRIBUTORS Anna Aalten University of Amsterdam Rachel AD Bloul ANU Canberra Gon Buurman Amsterdam Julia Edwards University of Glamorgan Joanne Finkelstein Monash University Ineke Klinge University of Utrecht Gesa Lindeman University of Frankfurt Harriette Marshall Staffordshire University Stoke on Trent Linda McKie University of Aberdeen Monica Rudberg University of Oslo Anne Woollett University of East London, Stratford Dubravka Zarkov Nijmegen
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