Gender, Bodies and Space
By (author) Robyn Longhurst
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Maternities by Robyn Longhurst
Book DescriptionOver the past decade geographers have shown a growing interest in 'the body' as an important co-ordinate of subjectivity and as a way of understanding further relationships between people, place and space. To date, however geographers have published little on what is one of, if not the, most important of all bodies - bodies that conceive, give birth and nurture other bodies. It is time that feminist, social, and cultural geographers contributed more to debates about maternal bodies. This book offers a series of windows on the ways in which maternal bodies influence, and are influenced by, social and spatial processes. Topics covered include women 'coming out' as pregnant at work, changing fashion for pregnant women, being disabled and pregnant, the politics of home versus hospital birth, breastfeeding practices that sit outside the norm, women who are constructed as 'bad' mothers, and 'e-mums' (mothers who go on-line).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415360463
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robyn Longhurst
Bodies, Paperback (September 2000)» View all books by Robyn Longhurst
This book introduces students to the key concepts and debates surrounding the relationship between bodily boundaries, abject materiality and spaces. It uses interviews, focus group data and case studies and will critically engage the students.
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Author Biography - Robyn Longhurst
Robyn Longhurst is Professor of Geography at the University of Waikato New Zealand and is author of Bodies: Exploring Fluid Boundaries (2001) and co-author of Pleasure Zones: Bodies, Cities, Spaces (2001).
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