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Embodied difference : divergent bodies in public discourse

Author: Jamie A Thomas; Christina Jackson
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the body as a visual and discursive platform across public space, this book explores marginalization as a sociocultural practice and hegemonic schema. The chapters center upon physical contexts, discursive spaces, and philosophical arenas to deconstruct seemingly intrinsic connections between body and behavior, whiteness, and normativity.
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie A Thomas; Christina Jackson
ISBN: 1498563864 9781498563864
OCLC Number: 1063760664
Description: vii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Approaching the Body Through Public-facing Scholarship in PhiladelphiaHow To Use This BookUnit One: The Rational Mind vs. The Criminal BodyPreface to Unit OneChapter 1 - Our Own Flesh and Blood: Putting the Body at the Center of Violence and Dehumanization - Krista K. ThomasonChapter 2 - Are We Our Brains? How Early Christianity Shaped Western Ideas About Power, Morality, and Personhood - Jessica WrightChapter 3 - Making the Case for Transfeminism: The Activist Philosophies of CeCe McDonald and Angela Davis - Ute BettrayUnit Two: The Deviant and Undesirable BodyPreface to Unit Two Chapter 4 - Bias, Brains, and Skulls: Tracing the Legacy of Scientific Racism in the 19th Century Works of Samuel George Morton and Friedrich Tiedemann - Paul Wolff Mitchell and John S. MichaelChapter 5 - Female Vampires as Embodied Critiques of Heteronormativity, Blood-Mixing, and Patriarchy: From Carmilla to Fledgling - Dorisa CostelloChapter 6 - Protest Bodies: The Right to Protect Your Own in Environmental Justice and Redevelopment Battles - Christina JacksonChapter 7 - Death and the Power of the Young Female Body: Iconic Legal Cases - Barry FurrowUnit Three: The Beautiful Body and Its PartsPreface to Unit ThreeChapter 8 - Gray Matters: Social Violence and the Victorian Surgical Textbook - Emily AugustChapter 9 - `Tuck in Your Derriere': Butts and Bodies in Ballet and Tap - Kat RichterChapter 10 - The Year is 2093: Reanimation from Frankenstein to Prometheus as Sci-fi Metaphor for (Dis)Embodied Female Futures and Colonization of Space - Jamie A. Thomas
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