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The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction

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A bold reappraisal of science and society, The Woman in the Body explores the different ways that women's reproduction is seen in American culture. Contrasting the views of medical science with those of ordinary women from diverse social and economic backgrounds, anthropologist Emily Martin presents unique fieldwork on American culture and uncovers the metaphors of economy and alienation that pervade women's imaging of themselves and their bodies. A new preface examines some of the latest medical ideas about women's reproductive cycles.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-263) and index.

About the Author

Emily Martin is professor of anthropology at Princeton University and author of Flexible Bodies: Tracking Immunity in American Culture from the Days of Polio to the Age of AIDS.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807046456
Author:
Martin, Emily
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Women's Health - General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Reproduction
Subject:
Women's Health.
Subject:
Human Body.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Women -- Psychology.
Subject:
Women -- Physiology.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2001 ed..
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2562
Publication Date:
August 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.01 x 6.01 x .81 in 1 lb

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