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Leaky Bodies and Boundaries : Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)ethics - Margrit Shildrick

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries

Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)ethics

Paperback Published: 19th June 1997
ISBN: 9780415146173
Number Of Pages: 264

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Drawing on postmodernist analyses, Leaky Bodies and Boundaries presents a feminist investigation into the marginalization of women within western discourse that denies female moral agency and embodiment. With reference to contemporary and historical issues in biomedicine, the book argues that the boundaries of both the subject and the body are no longer secure. The aim is both to valorise women and to suggest that 'leakiness' may be the very ground for a postmodern feminist ethic.
The contribution made by Leaky Bodies and Boundaries is to go beyond modernist feminisms to radically displace the mechanisms by which women are devalued. The anxiety that postmodernism cannot yield an ethics, nor advance feminist concerns is addressed. This book will provide invaluable reading for those studying feminist philosophy, cultural studies and sociology.

List of illustrations
Introductionp. 1
Fabrica(tions): on the construction of the human bodyp. 13
Foundationsp. 62
Fracturesp. 91
Feminist ethicsp. 114
Feminist theory and postmodernismp. 144
Leaks and flows: NRTs and the postmodern bodyp. 180
Conclusionp. 211
Notesp. 219
Bibliographyp. 231
Glossary of abbreviationsp. 245
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780415146173
ISBN-10: 0415146178
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 19th June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.57 x 13.82  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1