Vital Signs

Vital Signs : Feminist Reconfigurations of the Bio/Logical Body

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Vital Signs vigorously brings feminist philosophical and postmodern thinking to bear on the 'matter' of biomedicine and the body. Bringing together the very latest research in the field, and organised around concepts of surface and depth, and flux and flow, the book examines issues such as medi(t)ating bodies; sexuality and the clinical encounter; the heart as metaphor and anatomic entity; orality and the clinical gaze; spatiality of bodies and sexual abuse; post-colonial bodies and the clinic; the micropolitics of biopsychiatry; tanning the body; malformed bodies and disabilities; disabled states and emergent illnesses; shell-shock and 'hysteria'. Topical, pathbreaking and distinctive in its claims to offer 'postconventional' modes of enquiry, the volume includes contributions from Sara Ahmed, Lynda Birke, Rosi Braidotti, Ros Diprose and Ailbhe Smyth.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 155.4 x 231.4 x 14.7mm | 467.21g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0748609628
  • 9780748609628
  • 1,536,566

About Margrit Shildrick

Janet Price is at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Margrit Shildrick is a Research Fellow at the University of Staffordshire and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, and the Insititute of Women's Studies, Lancaster.show more

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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 here provide profound insights into the 'bio/logics' that are rearranging our corporealities. -- Elspeth Probyn, the University of Sydney 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 here provide profound insights into the 'bio/logics' that are rearranging our corporealities.show more

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