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Plato and the Body
Plato and the Body (August 2018)
Reconsidering Socratic Asceticism
Coleen P. Zoller - Author

 
 
Intersex Matters
Intersex Matters (November 2017)
Biomedical Embodiment, Gender Regulation, and Transnational Activism
David A. Rubin - Author

Analyzes intersex debates through a queer feminist, intersectional, and transnational lens.

Intersex Matters analyzes the medicalization of people diagnosed as “intersex,” which is an umbrella term for individuals born with sexual anatomies various societies deem to be nonstandard. Through an examination of medico-scientific, scholarly, political, and popular archives from the mid-twentieth century to the pre...(Read More)
 
 
Bodies in China
Bodies in China (June 2017)
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Gender, and Politics
Eva Kit Wah Man - Author

Engages with Chinese philosophy to offer new conceptual models for reframing gender, bodies, and aesthetics.

Bodies in China uses Chinese philosophy to reframe Western scholarship on gender, body, and aesthetics. Does Confucianism rule out the capacity of women as moral subjects and hence as aesthetic subjects? Do forms of Chinese philosophy contribute or correspond to patriarchal Confucian culture? Can Chinese philosoph...(Read More)
 
 
Out for Blood
Out for Blood (November 2016)
Essays on Menstruation and Resistance
Breanne Fahs - Author

2017 Distinguished Publication Award, presented by the Association for Women in Psychology
FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Women’s Studies category

Frames menstruation as a site of resistance, defiance, and shamelessness, showcasing the work of those who fight back against shame and silence.
Transporting the reader to worlds in which Komodo dragons prey on...(Read More)
 
 
It Hurts Down There
It Hurts Down There (September 2015)
The Bodily Imaginaries of Female Genital Pain
Christine Labuski - Author

Tracks the medical emergence and treatment of vulvar pain conditions in order to understand why so many US women are misinformed about their sexual bodies.

How does a woman describe a part of her body that much of society teaches her to never discuss? It Hurts Down There analyzes the largest known set of qualitative research data about vulvar pain conditions. It tells the story of one hundred women who s...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Figure Girl
Feminist Figure Girl (February 2015)
Look Hot While You Fight the Patriarchy
Lianne McTavish - Author

Analyzes the author’s transformation from academic to figure competitor.

Feminist Figure Girl chronicles the transformation of art history professor Lianne McTavish, from a university professor into an extraordinarily tanned and crystal-encrusted bikini-wearing “figure girl.” Figure competitions seek a softer appearance than traditional forms of bodybuilding but still require rigorous weightl...(Read More)
 
 
The Joy of Noh
The Joy of Noh (April 2014)
Embodied Learning and Discipline in Urban Japan
Katrina L. Moore - Author

Examines Japanese later life learners involved in Noh theater.

Centered on questions of identity formation, selfhood, and the body, this ethnography examines the experiences of later life learners in Japan. The women profiled are amateur practitioners of Noh theater, learning the dance and chant essential to this classic art form. Using a combination of observational, interview, and experiential data, Katrina L. ...(Read More)
 
 
Governing the Female Body
Governing the Female Body (January 2010)
Gender, Health, and Networks of Power
Lori Reed - Editor
Paula Saukko - Editor

A feminist and Foucauldian analysis of a variety of emerging gendered discourses.

Drawing on Foucault’s notion of governmentality, this collection explores relations between the intimate governance of bodies and political governance. The contributors offer empirically grounded yet theoretically sophisticated case studies showing how gendered, racialized, and socioeconomic agendas structure medical and s...(Read More)

 
 
The Body in Medical Culture
The Body in Medical Culture (April 2009)
Elizabeth Klaver - Editor

2010 CHOICE Outstanding Academic

Engages critically with historical and contemporary representations of the medicalized human body.

How do concepts and constructions of the body shape people’s experiences of agency and objectification within medical culture? As an object of scrutiny, the medicalized body occupies center stage in the work of doctors, nurses, medical exami...(Read More)
 
 
Intertwinings
Intertwinings (December 2008)
Interdisciplinary Encounters with Merleau-Ponty
Gail Weiss - Editor

Connects Merleau-Ponty’s thought to themes and issues central to continental philosophy today.

Intertwinings presents exciting interdisciplinary scholarship on twentieth-century French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The contributors break new ground by bringing Merleau-Ponty’s work into conversation with literary theory, architecture, cultural studies, critical race studies, and current fe...(Read More)

 
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