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Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility

Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility

by Monica J. Casper, Lisa Jean Moore


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814716786
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Series: Biopolitics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Monica J. Casper is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the School of Sociology and the Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona. Her publications include Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility.

Lisa Jean Moore is Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York. She is author of Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man’s Most Precious Fluid and co-author of Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility and Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee. She is also co-editor of the collection The Body Reader and, with Monica Casper, oversees the series Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the Twenty-First Century for NYU Press.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: The Bodies We See, and Some That Are Not Here
Part I: Innocents
2 Seen but Not Heard: Consequences of Innocence Lost
3 Calculated Losses: Taking the Measure of Infant Mortality
Part II: Exposed
4 Biodisaster: “The Greatest Weapon of Mass Destruction on Earth”
5 Fluid Matters: Human Biomonitoring as Gendered Surveillance
Part III: Heroes
6 “They Used Me”: Manufacturing Heroes in Wartime
7 It Takes Balls: Lance Armstrong and the Triumph of American Masculinity
8 Conclusion: Excavations
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