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The Modern Female Body as a Mass Phenomenon

Ina Zweiniger‐Bargielowska

in Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain 1880-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199280520
eISBN:
9780191594878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280520.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter posits women's physical liberation alongside political emancipation, greater gender equality, expanding employment opportunities after 1918. A modern femininity was constructed by means ... More


Designers’ bodies: women and body hair in contemporary art and advertising

Laura Scuriatti

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In recent years, contemporary artists have been increasingly devoting attention to human hair, and specifically to body hair. When it comes to picturing and representing female bodies, often even the ... More


‘ON PEUT LE COMPARER … À UNE SORTE DE MALADIE’ WOMEN AND MEDICINE, 1770–1914

ANNA RICHARDS

in The Wasting Heroine in German Fiction by Women 1770-1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267545
eISBN:
9780191708398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267545.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the new views about women which were put forward at this period by German medical writers and the French writers who influenced them, and they compare them with those which were ... More


He Sings the Body Electrum: Re-membering Elizabeth Drury

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the epitaph, elegy, and the poem Anniversaries, An Anatomy of the World written by John Donne on the occasion of Elizabeth Drury's death. It suggests that these works map out ... More


Dancing Feminisms

Elena del Río

in Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635252
eISBN:
9780748651146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635252.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the shifting relation of feminist film theory to the female body as a site of narcissistic and visual pleasure, tracing a kind of theoretical history of narcissism, from its ... More


Rejecting the Illusion of Purity

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The third chapter discusses the mistaken apprehension of impure things as pure, and once again takes the human body as its example. Candrakiriti's condemnation of sexual desire encompasses both the ... More


Animated Fetishes

Elena del Río

in Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635252
eISBN:
9780748651146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635252.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter challenges the notion of the female body as a visual, static fetish by focusing on the body's expressive capacities and their effect upon oppressive structures. It provides a critical ... More


Function and Structure in the Female Body

Yi-Li Wu

in Reproducing Women: Medicine, Metaphor, and Childbirth in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260689
eISBN:
9780520947610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260689.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes how late imperial doctors understood matters of the womb, blood, and the ensemble of bodily channels that link these two elements and endow the female body with its procreative ... More


The Cultural Construct of the Female Body in Classical Greek Science†

Lesley Dean-Jones

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

There is an obvious correlation between genitalia and an individual's role in the propagation of the species, but no culture considers this difference in external genitalia in and of itself ... More


The Ritual Body

SUSAN GUETTEL COLE

in Landscapes, Gender, and Ritual Space: The Ancient Greek Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235441
eISBN:
9780520929326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235441.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter investigates the distinctions of gender in ritual practice and while demonstrating that women's ritual efforts were focused on reproduction and the health of the family, argues that ... More


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