Embodied Practices: Feminist Perspectives on the Body - European Journal of Women's Studies Readers series (Hardback)Kathy Davis (editor)
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Embodied Practices offers a critical appraisal of the recent `body revival', drawing upon insights from contemporary feminist theories on gender and power to explore the subject. The book sets an agenda not only for research about the body but for an embodied perspective on the body as well.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
`As the editor of this exciting collection notes, while bodies are "in" in social and cultural theory, there has been a surprising neglect of the gendered nature of embodiment. This book presents fascinating and original accounts of the nature and meaning of female bodies over a range of cultural and political contexts and practices. The book's strengths lie in its successful melding of contemporary theory with empirical research and grounded examples of women's embodiment' - Deborah Lupton, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst
`An excellent collection on the body from a specifically feminist perspective... a solid empirical work imbued with cutting-edge theorizing. Political implications for women are always foregrounded' - Judith Lorber
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