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Description - Embodied Difference: Divergent Bodies in Public Discourse by Jamie A. Thomas

Focusing on the body as a visual and discursive platform across public space, we study marginalization as a sociocultural practice and hegemonic schema. Whereas mass incarceration and law enforcement readily feature in discussions of institutionalized racism, we differently highlight understudied sites of normalization and exclusion. Our combined effort centers upon physical contexts (skeletons, pageant stages, gentrifying neighborhoods), discursive spaces (medical textbooks, legal battles, dance pedagogy, vampire narratives) and philosophical arenas (morality, genocide, physician-assisted suicide, cryonic preservation, transfeminism) to deconstruct seemingly intrinsic connections between body and behavior, Whiteness and normativity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781498563888
Format: Paperback / softback
(217mm x 154mm x 20mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Lexington Books
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2021
Country of Publication: United States

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