By Angus Cameron, Jen Dickinson and Nicola Smith (eds)
Physique and country brings jointly unique essays addressing quite a few points of the evolving interplay among our bodies and states. whereas every one essay has various empirical and/or theoretical concentration, authors think of a couple of overlapping issues to understand the state's engagement with, and situation approximately, our bodies. Divided into 5 components, the 1st half, 'Bodies changed and Divided' considers how the creation, rules, policing and upkeep of borders (physical, social, sexual, political, non secular, etc.) are used to permit or constrain the actual (re)shaping of the physique. half , 'Capital Bodies', extends the state's situation with the flows of our bodies that make up the kingdom to think about how they're enrolled within the advanced buildings of capitalist trade that shape the foundation for protecting and contesting a collection of relationships among states and markets. half 3, 'Deviance and Resistance', examines either how states search to self-discipline ‘non-normal’ our bodies and appreciates the means of alterations within the socio-cultural which means and nature of our bodies to withstand and/or break out states. half 4, ‘Sovereignty and Surveillance’, develops issues of deviancy and resistance by way of contemplating the impression of recent applied sciences either at the intimate regulatory achieve of states into and throughout our bodies and at the nature of embodiment itself. eventually, half 5, ‘The physique Virtual’, examines the effect of latest applied sciences and on-line areas either at the intimate regulatory succeed in of states into and throughout our bodies and at the nature of embodiment itself. A diversified choice of essays that deal with vital and intricate themes in a readable and artistic approach.
Read or Download Body/State PDF
Best social policy books
Single heterosexual cohabitation is quickly expanding in Britain and over 1 / 4 of youngsters are actually born to single cohabiting mom and dad. this isn't simply a tremendous switch within the method humans dwell in smooth Britain; it's also a political and theoretical marker. a few commentators see cohabitation as facts of egocentric individualism and the breakdown of the family members, whereas others see it as only a much less institutionalized method within which humans convey dedication and construct their households.
This illuminating research uncovers the entire dimensions of the scholar mortgage catastrophe. A father and son teamone a best-selling sociologist, the opposite a former banker and present quantitative researcherprobes how we’ve reached the purpose at which scholar personal loan debtnow exceeding $1 trillion and expected to arrive $2 trillion via 2020threatens to develop into the sequel to the personal loan meltdown.
A private interpretation of the influence of the Chernobyl catastrophe either within the Soviet Union and the West, interpreting the environmental effects, Soviet media insurance, reconstruction of lifestyles within the catastrophe area (including town equipped for Chernobyl staff) and defense adjustments within the undefined.
Supplying a compelling research of debates in and in regards to the sleek urban, this book attracts upon structure, heritage, literary reports, new media and sociology to discover the a number of connections among position, speech and the rising sleek city. It concludes by way of reflecting on public talking within the building of the digital urban.
Extra info for Body/State
This is because in most cases the clitoris is removed – this means that the organ most related to sexual pleasure is removed leaving only the vagina – responsible for reproduction. This practice is arguably, then, concerned with controlling female sexuality and reducing the female body to a reproductive (monogamous and heterosexual) instrument. This is very important in patriarchal societies as it provides a security about the paternity of offspring. Although this emphasis on virginity and deterring homosexuality is not so obviously apparent in Western female genital modification practices (as they are based around narratives of liberating female sexuality) at closer investigation we can definitely draw some parallels.
H. Marchand, and J. L. Parpart, Feminism, Postmodernism, Development, London: Routledge. Collins, P. H. 2010. The new politics of community, American Sociological Review, 75(1), 7-30. Conroy, M. 2006. Female Genital Mutilation: Whose Problem? Whose Solution?. British Medical Journal, 333(7559), 106-7. Davis, S. W. 2002. Loose Lips Sink Ships. Feminist Studies, 28(1), 7-35. 28 Body/State Dean, J. 1996. Solidarity of Strangers: feminism after identity politics, California: University of California Press.
Indeed, finding accurate figures on FGSC is difficult. However, there is considerable data from plastic surgeons that the demand for FGCS is significantly on the increase. For example, the number of women requesting FGCS in the UK doubled between 2000 and 2005 to reach over 800 operations per year and in the US there was a 30% increase in FGCS procedures between 2005 and 2006 (2008, New View Campaign). The practices of FC/FGM in the ‘developing world’ are often presented as evidence of female powerlessness (see Toubia 1995: 232) whereas practices of cosmetic surgery in the ‘developed world’ have been used as a marker of ‘liberated’ female sexuality through the claim that it results in ‘sexual enhancement’ (Braun 2005: 412).