Feminist Perspectives on the Body

1st Edition

Barbara Brook

Routledge
Published May 12, 1999
Textbook - 198 Pages
ISBN 9780582356399 - CAT# Y159668
Series: Feminist Perspectives

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Feminist Perspectives on the Body provides an accessible introduction to this extremely popular new area and is aimed at students from a variety of disciplines who are interested in gaining an understanding of the key issues involved. The author explores many important topics including: the Western world's construction of the body as a theoretical, philosophical and political concept; the body and reproduction; medicalisation; cosmetic surgery and eating disorders; the body in performance; the private and the public body; working bodies and new ways of thinking about the body.

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