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Circularity: Forensics, Abortion, and the Evidence of Deviant Female Sexuality

Durba Mitra

in Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691196350
eISBN:
9780691197029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196350.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter offer glimpses of how women appear in forensic medical descriptions as sexually deviant bodies—often disembodied, always empirically verifiable. It analyzes medico-legal accounts of ... More


Property Models of Rape

Anne Phillips

in Our Bodies, Whose Property?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150864
eISBN:
9781400846368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150864.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the issue of rape, where the application of a property discourse is almost entirely metaphorical, with no direct implication as regards commodification. It deals almost ... More


Honor and Virginity

Faegheh Shirazi

in Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033549
eISBN:
9780813039589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033549.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The literature regarding the female body consists of a vast collection of political, anthropological, medical, sociological, and religious studies about how the social constructions of women's bodies ... More


Constructing Sex

Marli F. Weiner and Mazie Hough

in Sex, Sickness, and Slavery: Illness in the Antebellum South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036996
eISBN:
9780252094071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036996.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how southern physicians constructed the meanings of male and female bodies. Believing that reproductive processes were inherently dangerous to women's health, doctors throughout ... More


The Colonized Body: Korean Women’s Sexuality and Health

Theodore Jun Yoo

in The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea: Education, Labor, and Health, 1910-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252882
eISBN:
9780520934153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252882.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the discursive forces that competed to define Korean women's bodies and reproductive capacities within the framework of medical science. Reproducing the nation was a top ... More


Introduction: Representations, Re-presentations, and Retrieval

Jaya Tyagi

in Contestation and Compliance: Retrieving Women's 'Agency' from Puranic Traditions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451821
eISBN:
9780199084593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451821.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter discusses why study of religious traditions and rituals is critical for understanding social processes in historical studies. It traces some prominent historical studies on how women have ... More


Turning the Gaze on Modern Contraceptive Research: An Introduction

Chikako Takeshita

in The Global Biopolitics of the IUD: How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This book explores how developers of modern intrauterine devices (IUDs) have adapted to different social interests. It details how they understood the political stakes of women’s bodies. It argues ... More


‘Women’s time’

Valerie Bryson

in Gender and the politics of time: Feminist theory and contemporary debates

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347503
eISBN:
9781447302391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347503.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter develops Chapter Two's discussion of the social nature of time to consider whether women's bodies and/or social roles give rise to a specifically female ‘time culture’ and, if so, the ... More


Ambiguous Bodies

Marli F. Weiner and Mazie Hough

in Sex, Sickness, and Slavery: Illness in the Antebellum South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036996
eISBN:
9780252094071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036996.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines physicians' efforts to understand various types of anomalous bodies. Southern physicians who recognized race, sex, and place as essential aspects of bodies had to acknowledge ... More


Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

Ronda C. Henry Anthony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037344
eISBN:
9781621039259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037344.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Using the slave narratives of Henry Bibb and Frederick Douglass, as well as the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Walter Mosley, and Barack Obama, this book examines how women’s bodies are ... More


It’s Lonely at the Bottom: Elizabeth Alexander, Deborah Richards, and the Cosmopolitan Poetics of the Black Body

Samantha Pinto

in Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Elizabeth Alexander’s The Venus Hottentot and Deborah Richards Last One Out—both of which reference black popular cultural figures such as Saartjie Baartman to remap the ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Nelson

in More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762776
eISBN:
9780814770894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762776.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter chronicles the evolving discourse of women's health, from its commonly cited inception at the Women's Liberation movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. It explores the ... More


The Drama of Dislocation: Staging Diaspora History in the Work of Adrienne Kennedy and Ama Ata Aidoo

Samantha Pinto

in Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Ama Ata Aidoo's The Dilemma of a Ghost and African American dramatist Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. The two dramatize the sociopolitical movements in the 1960s by ... More


Anticipating Risky Bodies: Making Sense of Future Reproductive Risk

Miranda R. Waggoner

in Zero Trimester: Pre-Pregnancy Care and the Politics of Reproductive Risk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520288065
eISBN:
9780520963115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288065.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines how maternal and child health experts defined risks to healthy pregnancies around the turn of the twenty-first century, especially amid scientific uncertainty regarding the ... More


“Keep Life Simple”: Body/Technology Relationships in Racialized Global Contexts

Chikako Takeshita

in The Global Biopolitics of the IUD: How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.003.0103
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter describes how side effects of a hormone-releasing intrauterine device (IUD) created a unique product, Mirena. It specifically analyzes the making of Mirena, while revealing the ... More


Gothic Excess and the Body in Vera Brosgol’s Anya’s Ghost

Krystal Howard

in Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811677
eISBN:
9781496811714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter presents a reading of Vera Brosgol's graphic novel Anya's Ghost, whose titular adolescent heroine struggles with the issues of body image, unrequited love, and the tensions between her ... More


Writing the Body

M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless

in Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732085
eISBN:
9781604733471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732085.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter presents a scene featuring Heather and Elaine at a table loaded with books, food, drinks, and cell phones. One shares her written notes with the audience while the other one continues to ... More


An Introduction to Dance and Gender

Wendy Oliver and Doug Risner

in Dance and Gender: An Evidence-Based Approach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062662
eISBN:
9780813051956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062662.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 introduces the relationship between dance and gender, inquiring into the ways dance is gendered in Western society today and the significance of these findings. An extensive review of ... More


Commercial Tampons and the Sportswoman, 1936–52

Jaime Schultz

in Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038167
eISBN:
9780252095962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038167.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on the commercial tampon, first available in the United States in 1936. The introduction of the mass-produced tampon marked a significant turning point in women's lives. It spoke ... More


Homing in on the states we are in: Speaking of IMELDA

Miriam Haughton, Mary McAuliffe, and Emilie Pine (eds)

in Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries: Commemoration, Gender, and the Postcolonial Carceral State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781526150806
eISBN:
9781526166555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150813.00022
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyses a performance lecture, Terminal, given during the conference 1916: Home: 2016 by Speaking of IMELDA. A multi-generational group of London-based Irish feminists, Speaking of ... More


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