This is one of the first books to introduce students to the key concepts and debates surrounding the relationship between bodily boundaries, abject materiality and spaces. The text includes original interview and focus group data informed by feminist theory on the body and uses case studies to illustrate the social construction of bodies. It will critically engage students in topical questions around sexuality, cultural differences and womens sub-ordination to men.
Table of Contents1. Bodily Openings; 2. 'Corporeographers'; 3. Pregnant Bodies in Public Places; 4. Men's Bodies and Bathrooms; 5. Managing Managerial Bodies; 6. Some Thoughts on Close(t) Spaces; Appendix, Notes, Bibliography