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Vital signs : feminist reconfigurations of the bio/logical body

Author: Margrit Shildrick; Janet Price
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vital Signs vigorously brings feminist philosophical and postmodern thinking to bear on the 'matter' of biomedicine and the body.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vital signs.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607392324
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margrit Shildrick; Janet Price
ISBN: 9780748609628 0748609628 9780748609635 0748609636 9780585070353 0585070350
OCLC Number: 39962459
Description: vii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Vital signs: texts, bodies and biomedicine / Magrit Shildrick and Janet Price --
Loving the bones: medi(t)ating my bodies / Ailbhe Smyth --
Sexuality and the clinical encounter / Rosalyn Diprose --
Animated borders: skin, colour and tanning / Sara Ahmed --
The mouth and the clinical gaze / Cathryn Vasseleu --
Pregnancy ultrasound in maternal discourse / Lorna Weir --
Raktpushp (Blood Flower) / Sheba Chhachhi --
The micropolitics of biopsychiatry / Camilla Griggers / Hysterical men: shell-shock and the destabilisation of masculinity / Lisa L. Diedrich --
The death of the clinic? Normality and pathology in recrafting aging bodies / Roma Chatterji, Sangeeta Chattoo and Veena Das --
The broken heart / Lydia Birke --
uncertain thoughts on the dis/abled body / Janet Price and Margrit Shildrick.
Responsibility: edited by Margrit Shildrick and Janet Price.

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Demonstrating a truly diverse range of perspectives, Vital Signs illuminates the complexity of the interconnections of biology, gender, cultures, and sexuality. The very different bodies displayed Read more...

 
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