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Writing on the Body : Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory - Katie Conboy

Writing on the Body

Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory

By: Katie Conboy (Editor), Nadia Medina (Editor), Sarah Stanbury (Editor)

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Published: 19th March 1997
For Ages: 22+ years old
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In many fields, the body is the topic generating exciting new research and interdisciplinary inquiry. Feminist theorists, in particular, have focused on the female body as the site where representations of difference and identity are inscribed. Drawn from a broad range of disciplines, "Writing on the Body" explores the tensions between women's lived bodily experiences and the cultural meanings inscribed on the female body. The volume includes classic and contemporary essays on rape, pornography, eroticism, anorexia, body building, menstruation, and maternity, and challenges racial, class, and sexual categories. Complemented by the editor's introduction, "Writing on the Body" is a comprehensive sourcebook on the major theoretical positions and critical trends surrounding the female body.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Notesp. 11
p. 13
Medical Metaphors of Women's Bodies Menstruation and Menopausep. 36
Rape: on Coercion and Consentp. 53
Mothers, Monsters, and Machinesp. 78
Corporeal Representation In/And the Body Politicp. 88
The Body and the Reproduction of Femininityp. 106
Bodies in Productionp. 111
Selling Hot Pussyp. 113
Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Powerp. 151
On Being the Object of Propertyp. 172
Film and the Masqueradep. 192
The Body and Cinemap. 206
Cinema and the Dark Continent Race and Gender in Popular Filmp. 226
The Body Speaksp. 229
Ain't I a Woman?p. 231
La Conciencia Dela Mestizap. 246
This Sex Which is Not Onep. 248
Hysteria, Psychoanalysis, and Feminism the Case of Anna Op. 273
Uses of the Eroticp. 277
The Persistence of Visionp. 292
Carnal Actsp. 305
Body on Stagep. 307
One is Not Born a Womanp. 309
Female Grotesquesp. 333
The Empire Strikes Backp. 355
A Provoking Agent the Pornography and Performance Art of Annie Sprinklep. 377
Tracking the Vampirep. 380
Works Citedp. 399
Performative Acts and Gender Constitutionp. 415
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 419
About the Contributorsp. 427
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ISBN: 9780231105453
ISBN-10: 0231105452
Series: Gender and Culture Series
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 19th March 1997
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 16.3  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 7