What do we mean when we talk about 'the body'? This Reader challenges the assumption that it can be invoked as a neutral, or indeed natural, point of reference in critical discussion or cultural practice. The essays collected here foreground the historical construction of 'the body' throughout a range of discourses from the modern to the postmodern, and seek to present it not as a biological 'given', but as a contestable signifier in the articulation of identities.
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Author Biography - Tiffany Atkinson
TIFFANY ATKINSON is Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK.