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Contested Bodies

Contested Bodies

  • Author: John Hassard,Ruth Holliday
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134644183
  • 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

Contested Bodies

Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica

  • Author: Sasha Turner
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 081229405X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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It is often thought that slaveholders only began to show an interest in female slaves' reproductive health after the British government banned the importation of Africans into its West Indian colonies in 1807. However, as Sasha Turner shows in this illuminating study, for almost thirty years before the slave trade ended, Jamaican slaveholders and doctors adjusted slave women's labor, discipline, and health care to increase birth rates and ensure that infants lived to become adult workers. Although slaves' interests in healthy pregnancies and babies aligned with those of their masters, enslaved mothers, healers, family, and community members distrusted their owners' medicine and benevolence. Turner contends that the social bonds and cultural practices created around reproductive health care and childbirth challenged the economic purposes slaveholders gave to birthing and raising children. Through powerful stories that place the reader on the ground in plantation-era Jamaica, Contested Bodies reveals enslaved women's contrasting ideas about maternity and raising children, which put them at odds not only with their owners but sometimes with abolitionists and enslaved men. Turner argues that, as the source of new labor, these women created rituals, customs, and relationships around pregnancy, childbirth, and childrearing that enabled them at times to dictate the nature and pace of their work as well as their value. Drawing on a wide range of sources—including plantation records, abolitionist treatises, legislative documents, slave narratives, runaway advertisements, proslavery literature, and planter correspondence—Contested Bodies yields a fresh account of how the end of the slave trade changed the bodily experiences of those still enslaved in Jamaica.

Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youth

Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youth

  • Author: Kathrin Hörschelmann,Rachel Colls
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230201385
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Demonstrating the contested and differentiated nature of childhood and youth embodiment, this book responds to political and media discourses that stigmatize unruly youthful bodies, by combining the critical analysis of imagined and disciplined youthful bodies with a focus on young peoples lived and performed, embodied subjectivities.

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
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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
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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!