Liminal Bodies, Reproductive Health, and Feminist Rhetoric: Searching the Negative Spaces in Histories of Rhetoric

Liminal Bodies, Reproductive Health, and Feminist Rhetoric: Searching the Negative Spaces in Histories of Rhetoric

by Lydia McDermott

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498540483
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 04/11/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.92(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.54(d)

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 Contents

Introduction: 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
Conclusion: Reverberations

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