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"... the papers in Deviant our bodies exhibit an ongoing Western preoccupation with the resources of identification and human character." -- occasions Literary Supplement"Highly instructed for cultural studies... " -- The Reader's Review"It will be helpful for upper-level undergraduate and graduate classes within the sociology of the physique, the historical past and sociology of technological know-how and drugs, and women's stories classes, really these exploring the feminist reviews of technology and medicine." -- modern Sociology"... a strong deconstruction of the medical gaze in configuring physically deviance as a method of legitimating the social order inside a number of old and social contexts.... the numerous first-class decisions will make for compelling studying for college kids of clinical anthropology and the historical past of science." American AnthropologistDeviant our bodies unearths that the "normal," "healthy" physique is a fiction of technological know-how. sleek lifestyles sciences, medication, and the preferred perceptions they bring haven't purely saw and mentioned, they've got built our bodies: the gay physique, the HIV-infected physique, the infertile physique, the deaf physique, the colonized physique, and the felony physique.

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Sexual Visions: Images of Gender in Science and Medicine between the Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1989. Kroker, Arthur, and Marilouise Kroker, eds. Body Invaders: Panic Sex in America. New York: St. Martins Press, 1987. Laqueur, Thomas. Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990. Marshall, Stuart. " In Ecstatic Antibodies: Resisting the AIDS Mythology. Ed. Tessa Boffin and Sunil Gupta. London: Rivers Oram, 1990.

Victorian Anthropology. New York: Free Press, 1987. Turner, Bryan S. The Body and Society: Explorations in Social Theory. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1984. Watney, Simon. " In Ecstatic Antibodies: Resisting the AIDS Mythology. Ed. Tessa Boffin and Sunil Gupta. London: Rivers Oram, 1990. Page 19 1 Gender, Race, and Nation The Comparative Anatomy of "Hottentot" Women in Europe, 1815-1817 Anne Fausto-Sterling A note about language use: Writing about nineteenth-century studies of race presents the modern writer with a problem: how to be faithful to the language usage of earlier periods without offending contemporary sensibilities.

Tessa Boffin and Sunil Gupta. London: Rivers Oram, 1990. Martin, Emily. " In Body/Politics: Women and the Discourses of Science. Ed. Mary Jacobus, Evelyn Fox Keller, and Sally Shuttleworth. New York: Routledge, 1990. Russett, Cynthia Eagle. Sexual Science: The Victorian Construction of Womanhood. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989. Schiebinger, Londa. " In The Making of the Modern Body. Ed. Catherine Gallagher and Thomas Laqueur. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987. Sekula, Allan.

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