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Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction
     

Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction

by Emily Martin
 

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ISBN-10: 0807046051

ISBN-13: 2900807046059

Pub. Date: 11/13/1990

Publisher: Beacon Press

Martin's analysis of the images that surround the female body in American culture contrasts the views of medical science with those of women from many social and economic backgrounds. In particular she stresses how metaphors of mass production, with their emphasis on machine-like regularity and efficiencies of scale, inform medical descriptions of women's bodies,

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Martin's analysis of the images that surround the female body in American culture contrasts the views of medical science with those of women from many social and economic backgrounds. In particular she stresses how metaphors of mass production, with their emphasis on machine-like regularity and efficiencies of scale, inform medical descriptions of women's bodies, frequently to the detriment of women's image of themselves and their life's purpose. Martin teaches anthropology at Princeton U.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900807046059
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
11/13/1990
Edition description:
OE
Pages:
296

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