Feminism and the Body

Curatore: Londa Schiebinger
Anno: 2000
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 510 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 216 x 138 mm
Peso: 750 gr.
  • EAN: 9780198731917
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This collection of classic essays in feminist body studies investigates the history of the image of the female body; from the medical 'discovery' of the clitoris, to the 'body politic' of Queen Elizabeth I, to women deprecated as 'Hottentot Venuses' in the nineteenth century. The text look at the way in which coverings bear cultural meaning: clothing reform during the French Revolution, Islamic veiling, and the invention of the top hat; as well as the embodiment of cherished cultural values in social icons such as the Statue of Liberty or the Barbie doll. By considering culture as it defines not only women but also men, this volume offers both the student and the general reader an insight into the interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study involved in feminist body studies.