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Writing on the Body


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Acknowledgments Introduction Katie Conboy, Nadia Medina, Sarah Stanbury Part 1 Reading the Body 1 Medical Metaphors of Women's Bodies: Menstruation and Menopause, Emily Martin 2 Rape: On Coercion and Consent, Catharine A. MacKinnon 3 Mothers, Monsters, and Machines, Rosi Braidotti 4 Corporeal Representation in / and the Body Politic, Moira Gatens 5 The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity, Susan Bordo Part 2 Bodies in Production 6 Selling Hot Pussy: Representations of Black Female Sexuality in the Cutural Marketplace, Bell Hooks 7 Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power, Sandra Lee Bartky 8 On Being the Object of Property, Patricia J. Williams 9 Film and the Masquerade: Theorizing the Female Spectator, Mary Ann Doane 10 The Body and Cinema: Some Problems for Feminism, Annette Kuhn 11 Cinema and the Dark Continent: Race and Gender in Popular Film, Tania Modleski Part 3 The Body Speaks 12 Ain't I a Woman? Sojourner Truth 13 La consciencia de la mestiza: Towards a New Consciousness, Gloria Anzaldua 14 This Sex which is Not One, Luce Irigaray 15 Hysteria, Psuchoanalysis, and Feminism: The Case of Anna O., Dianne Hunter 16 Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power 17 The Persistence of Vision, Donna Haraway 18 Carnal Acts, Nancy Mairs Part 4 Body on Stage 19 One is Not Born a Woman, Monique Wittig 20 Female Grotesques: Carnival and Theory, Mary Russo 21 THe Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto, Sandy Stone 22 A Provoking Agent: The Pornography and Performance Art of Annie Sprinkle, Linda Williams 23 Tracking the Vampire, Sue-Ellen Case 24 Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory, Judith Butler Suggestions for Further Reading About the Contributors

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Exploring the tensions between women's lived bodily experiences and the cultural meanings inscribed on the female body, this volume--complete with editors' introduction--includes classic and contemporary essays on rape, pornography, eroticism, anorexia, body building, menstruation, and maternity, and challenges racial, class, and sexual categories.

About the Author

Katie Conboy is associate professor of English at Stonehill College. Nadia Medina is lecturer in the department of English and director of the Academic Resource Center at Tufts University. Sarah Stanbury is associate professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross.

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