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Contested Bodies

Contested Bodies

  • Author: John Hassard,Ruth Holliday
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134644175
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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The body occupies a prime position in contemporary theoretical work, yet still there is no consensus on exactly what it is and what constitutes it. Contested Bodies brings together a number of different accounts and perspectives on the body, drawing out some of the key connections and disjunctures from this most contested of topics. This volume features fresh and fascinating contributions from some of the leading thinkers and upcoming theorists in the field. Themes that run through the work include: * the place of the body in theory * the notion of labour in the production of bodies * the transformative potential of bodies on spaces. Grounded in real life experience and examples, this key text will be a valuable reference for undergraduates of sociology and gender studies.

Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youth

Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youth

  • Author: K. Hörschelmann,R. Colls
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230274749
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 260
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Demonstrating the contested and differentiated nature of childhood and youth embodiment, this book responds to political and media discourses that stigmatise 'unruly' youthful bodies, by combining the critical analysis of imagined and disciplined youthful bodies with a focus on young people's lived and performed, embodied subjectivities.

Contested Bodies

Contested Bodies

Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica

  • Author: Sasha Turner
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812249186
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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Contested Bodies explores how the end of the transatlantic trade impacted Jamaican slaves and their children. Examining the struggles for control over biological reproduction, Turner shows how central childbearing was to the organization of plantation work, the care of slaves, and the development of their culture.

Contested bodies and cultures

Contested bodies and cultures

the politics of public health and derirace within Mexican, Japanese, and Chinese communities in Los Angles, 1879-1939

  • Author: Natalia Molina
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 240
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The Politics of Women's Health

The Politics of Women's Health

Exploring Agency and Autonomy

  • Author: Susan Sherwin,Feminist Health Care Ethics Research Network
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781566396332
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 321
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For four years this interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners, including physicians, lawyers, philosophers, and social scientists, collaborated closely on te development of these essays. The result is an examination of both the real world of women's health status and health care delivery in different countries, and the assumptions behind the dominant medical model of solving problems without regard to social conditions. The writing is also informed by some of the authors' own experiences with women's health issues: birth, menopause, major surgery, and providing care for mothers and grandmothers. Rather than focusing on types of medical interventions, The Politics of Women's Health asks what feminist health care ethics looks like if we start with women's experiences and concerns. It begins to unravel two key concepts of women's empowerment -- agency and autonomy -- that apply to all areas of concern to women.

Contested Bodies

Contested Bodies

The Writing of Whiteness and Gender in American Literature

  • Author: Stephanie Jean Athey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: 414
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Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History

Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History

  • Author: Patrizia Gentile,Jane Nicholas
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442663162
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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From fur coats to nude paintings, and from sports to beauty contests, the body has been central to the literal and figurative fashioning of ourselves as individuals and as a nation. In this first collection on the history of the body in Canada, an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the multiple ways the body has served as a site of contestation in Canadian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Showcasing a variety of methodological approaches, Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History includes essays on many themes that engage with the larger historical relationship between the body and nation: medicine and health, fashion and consumer culture, citizenship and work, and more. The contributors reflect on the intersections of bodies with the concept of nationhood, as well as how understandings of the body are historically contingent. The volume is capped off with a critical introductory chapter by the editors on the history of bodies and the development of the body as a category of analysis.

Boston's Histories

Boston's Histories

Essays in Honor of Thomas H. O'Connor

  • Author: Thomas H. O'Connor,James M. O'Toole,David Quigley
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9781555535827
  • Category: History
  • Page: 284
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This collection is both a tribute to the distinguished work of Thomas H. O'Connor, the dean of Boston historians, and a survey of the best and innovative contemporary work on Boston's diverse histories.

Dirty Work

Dirty Work

Concepts and Identities

  • Author: R. Simpson,N. Slutskaya,P. Lewis,H. Höpfl
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230393535
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 274
  • View: 1352
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This book explores understandings and experiences of 'dirty work' – tasks or occupations that are seen as disgusting and degrading. It complicates the 'clean/dirty' divide in the context of organizations and work and illustrates some of the complex ways in which dirty work identities are managed.

Women, Body, Illness

Women, Body, Illness

Space and Identity in the Everyday Lives of Women with Chronic Illness

  • Author: Pamela Moss,Isabel Dyck
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780847695447
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 225
  • View: 6961
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This provocative work explores concepts of body and space to understand the daily struggles of women with chronic illness. Moss and Dyck show how such women--coping with notions of illness, health, and being female--restructure physical and social environments through strategies to accommodate disabling illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Featuring original research and personal stories, Women, Body, Illness tells the tales of women forging networks of support, redefining themselves, and challenging what it is to be ill. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The moated farm, by Thornley Grant

The moated farm, by Thornley Grant

  • Author: Thomas G. Goodwin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Winged Faith

Winged Faith

Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism through the Sathya Sai Movement

  • Author: Tulasi Srinivas
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231520522
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 448
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The Sathya Sai global civil religious movement incorporates Hindu and Muslim practices, Buddhist, Christian, and Zoroastrian influences, and "New Age"-style rituals and beliefs. Shri Sathya Sai Baba, its charismatic and controversial leader, attracts several million adherents from various national, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. In a dynamic account of the Sathya Sai movement's explosive growth, Winged Faith argues for a rethinking of globalization and the politics of identity in a religiously plural world. This study considers a new kind of cosmopolitanism located in an alternate understanding of difference and contestation. It considers how acts of "sacred spectating" and illusion, "moral stakeholding" and the problems of community are debated and experienced. A thrilling study of a transcultural and transurban phenomenon that questions narratives of self and being, circuits of sacred mobility, and the politics of affect, Winged Faith suggests new methods for discussing religion in a globalizing world and introduces readers to an easily critiqued yet not fully understood community.

Strategy for Chaos

Strategy for Chaos

Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History

  • Author: Colin Gray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135754756
  • Category: History
  • Page: 350
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In this volume, Professor Colin Gray develops and applies the theory and scholarship on the allegedly historical practice of the 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA), in order to improve our comprehension of how and why strategy 'works'. The author explores the RMA hypothesis both theoretically and historically. The book argues that the conduct of an RMA has to be examined as a form of strategic behaviour, which means that, of necessity, it must "work" as strategy works. The great RMA debate of the 1990s is reviewed empathetically, though sceptically, by the author, with every major school of thought allowed its day in court. The author presents three historical RMAs as case studies for his argument: those arguably revealed in the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon; in World War I; and in the nuclear age. The focus of his analysis is how these grand RMAs functioned strategically. The conclusions that he draws from these empirical exercises are then applied to help us understand what, indeed, is - and what is not - happening with the much vaunted information-technology-led RMA of today.

Manly States

Manly States

Masculinities, International Relations, and Gender Politics

  • Author: Charlotte Hooper
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231505205
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Much has been written on how masculinity shapes international relations, but little feminist scholarship has focused on how international relations shape masculinity. Charlotte Hooper draws from feminist theory to provide an account of the relationship between masculinity and power. She explores how the theory and practice of international relations produces and sustains masculine identities and masculine rivalries. This volume asserts that international politics shapes multiple masculinities rather than one static masculinity, positing an interplay between a "hegemonic masculinity" (associated with elite, western male power) and other subordinated, feminized masculinities (typically associated with poor men, nonwestern men, men of color, and/or gay men). Employing feminist analyses to confront gender-biased stereotyping in various fields of international political theory—including academic scholarship, journals, and popular literature like The Economist—Hooper reconstructs the nexus of international relations and gender politics during this age of globalization.

Soldier Dead

Soldier Dead

How We Recover, Identify, Bury, and Honor Our Military Fallen

  • Author: Michael Sledge
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231509375
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
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What happens to members of the United States Armed Forces after they die? Why do soldiers endanger their lives to recover the remains of their comrades? Why does the military spend enormous resources and risk further fatalities to recover the bodies of the fallen, even decades after the cessation of hostilities? Soldier Dead is the first book to fully address the complicated physical, social, religious, economic, and political issues concerning the remains of men and women who die while serving their country. In doing so, Michael Sledge reveals the meanings of the war dead for families, soldiers, and the nation as a whole. Why does recovering the remains of servicepeople matter? Soldier Dead examines this question and provides a thorough analysis of the processes of recovery, identification, return, burial, and remembrance of the dead. Sledge traces the ways in which the handling of our Soldier Dead has evolved over time and how these changes have reflected not only advances in technology and capabilities but also the shifting attitudes of the public, government, and military. He also considers the emotional stress experienced by those who handle the dead; the continuing efforts to retrieve bodies from Korea and elsewhere; and how unresolved issues regarding the treatment of enemy dead continue to affect U.S. foreign relations. Skillfully incorporating excerpts from interviews, personal correspondence and diaries, military records, and journalistic accounts-as well as never-before-published photographs and his own reflections-Michael Sledge presents a clear, concise, and compassionate story about what the dead mean to the living. Throughout Soldier Dead, the voices of the fallen are heard, as are those of family members and military personnel responsible for the dead before final disposition. At times disturbing and at other times encouraging, they are always powerful as they speak of danger, duty, courage, commitment, and care.

Bitch Doktrin

Bitch Doktrin

Gender, Macht und Sehnsucht

  • Author: Laurie Penny
  • Publisher: Edition Nautilus
  • ISBN: 3960540574
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
  • View: 9966
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"Bitches get stuff done." Tina Fey Klug und provokant, witzig und kompromisslos sind Laurie Pennys herausragende Essays, die sie zu Recht zu einer der wichtigsten und faszinierenden Stimmen des zeitgenössischen Feminismus machen. Vom Schock der Trump-Wahl und den Siegen der extremen Rechten bis zu Cybersexismus und Hate Speech – Penny wirft einen scharfen Blick auf die brennenden Themen unserer Zeit. Denn gerade jetzt, in Zeiten sich häufender Krisen in Europa und Amerika, ist es Verpflichtung, geschlossen hinter der Gleichstellung von Frauen, People of Colour und LGBT zu stehen. Der Kampf gegen Diskriminierung ist kein Nebenschauplatz, sondern Voraussetzung für eine gerechte Gesellschaft. Weit davon entfernt, einen Kampf gegen "die Männer" zu führen, greift Penny den Status quo gezielt an: Es geht ihr um Fairness, Umverteilung von Vermögen, Macht und Einfluss – weitreichende Forderungen, die sie nicht abmildert, indem sie eine rosa Schleife darum bindet. Penny ruft dazu auf, sich nicht von jenen beeindrucken zu lassen, die uns den Mund verbieten und uns zu angepasster Liebenswürdigkeit zwingen wollen – sondern eine Bitch zu sein und die Stimme zu erheben.

Making 'Postmodern' Mothers

Making 'Postmodern' Mothers

Pregnant Embodiment, Baby Bumps and Body Image

  • Author: M. Nash
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137292156
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 247
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Based on interviews with pregnant women, this book provides a multi-disciplinary empirical account of pregnant embodiment and how it relates to wider sociological and feminist discourses about gender, bodies, 'fitness', 'fat', celebrity and motherhood.