Liminal Bodies, Reproductive Health, and Feminist Rhetoric uses a feminist disability framework to argue that women’s bodies are understood within a medical framework of pathology directly related to their ability, or inability, to reproduce.
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About the Author
Lydia M. McDermott is assistant professor of composition and the director of the Center for Writing and Speaking at Whitman College.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Rhetorical Listening to Negative Space
Part I: Echo-Location: Classical Conceptions
Chapter 1: Wondering Wombs: Conception Consumed
Chapter 2: Echolocation and Ventriloquism
Chapter 3: Ambiguous Forms: Sonogram of a Sophist
Part II: The Maternal Imagination of Sonogram
Chapter 4: The Mêtic Midwife
Chapter 5: Genres of Generation, Reproduction Instructions
Chapter 6: The Monstrous Imagination of Mêtis