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Throughout the ages, the female body has been enshrined as an aesthetic object, associated with nature, sin and danger. This collection of essays covers a range of topics related to the female body.
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"A stimulating and diverse collection of essays-proof of the valuable contribution of Women's Studies to our intellectual and cultural life." Books in Canada.
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Book Description McGill-Queen's University Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3614804
Book Description McGill-Queen's University Press, 1992. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0886291569
Book Description Carleton University Press,Canada, United States, 1992. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Historically, the female body has been enshrined as an aesthetic object. It has been associated with nature, sin, and danger. It has been reduced to gynecology and blamed for women's inferior status. This collection of seventeen essays covers a wide range of women's studies topics that are related directly to the portrayal of the female body. Contributors focus on links between cultural representation and the physical treatment of women. Following an introductory discussion of perspectives on "the body" as raised by feminist theorists, part one of the volume explores the ways men have represented women's bodies in art, literature, historical writing, religion, and in popular culture. Part two addresses problems associated with the physical treatment of women by those within the field of medicine, the practice of social policy, and the practice of law. Part three focuses on the recent women's struggle to reclaim control of their bodies by creating their own definitions and representations and, in the process, to proclaim their own intimate knowledge of themselves as women. Seller Inventory # BTE9780886291563