Embodying the Monster: Encounters with the Vulnerable Self - Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society (Hardback)Margrit Shildrick (author)
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Drawing on feminist theories of the body, biomedical discourse and historical data, Margrit Shildrick argues that the response to the monstrous body has always been ambivalent. In trying to organize it out of the discourses of normality, we point to the impossibility of realizing a fully developed, invulnerable self. She calls upon us to rethink the monstrous, not as an abnormal category, but as a condition of attractivenes, and demonstrates how this involves an exploration of relationships between bodies and embodied selves, and a revising of the phenomenology of the body.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 154
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 19 mm
"Excellent text; informative endnotes. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates through professionals."-- CHOICE
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