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Deviant bodies : critical perspectives on difference in science and popular culture

Author: Jennifer Terry; Jacqueline Urla
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1995.
Series: Race, gender, and science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an argument that bodies are knowable only through culture and history; they are not in any simple way natural, nor free of relations of power. This book traces the construction of particular  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
études diverses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Deviant bodies.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)891819413
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Terry; Jacqueline Urla
ISBN: 0253328985 9780253328984 0253209757 9780253209757
OCLC Number: 31970861
Description: vi, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Mapping embodied deviance / Jacqueline Urla and Jennifer Terry --
Gender, race, and nation: the comparative anatomy of "Hottentot" women in Europe, 1815-1817 / Anne Fausto-Sterling --
Framed: the deaf in the Harem / Nicholas Mirzoeff --
Colonizing and transforming the criminal tribesman: the Salvation Army in British India / Rachel J. Tolen --
This norm which is not one: reading the female body in Lombroso's anthropology / David G. Horn --
Anxious slippages between "us" and "them": a brief history of the scientific search for homosexual bodies / Jennifer Terry --
The Destruction of "Lives not worth living" / Robert N. Proctor --
Domesticity in the Federal Indian schools: the power of authority over mind and body / K. Tsianina Lomawaima --
Nymphomania: the historical construction of female sexuality / Carol Groneman --
Theatres of madness / Susan Jahoda --
The Anthropometry of Barbie: unsettling ideals of the feminine body in popular culture / Jacqueline Urla and Alan C. Swedlund --
Regulated passions: the invention of inhibited sexual desire and sexual addiction / Janice M. Irvine --
Between innocence and safety: epidemiologic and popular constructions of young people's need for safe sex / Cindy Patton --
The Hen that can't lay an egg (Bu xia dan de mu ji): conceptions of female infertility in modern China / Lisa Handwerker --
The Media-ted gene: sotries of gender and race / Dorothy Nelking and M. Susan Lindee.
Series Title: Race, gender, and science.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Terry and Jacqueline Urla.

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