Through a detailed analysis of exterior and interior images of the female body, this book examines the relationship between human reproduction and cultural representation from 1750-1910. With examples drawn from medical archives, covering engraving, photography, radiography, and microscopy, the book is interdisciplinary in approach, ranging across feminist theory, history of medicine, philosophy of science, and the history of photography.
About the Author
Roberta McGrath is Associate Lecturer in Photographic Theory and Criticism at Napier University, Edinburgh.
Table of Contents
• Geographies of the Female Body and the Histories of Photography: Images, Atlases, Clinics
• Il-legal and Non-Medical: John Robertson and John Joseph Stockdale
• Political Anatomies and Eighteenth-Century Obstetric Atlases
• Fractures and Dislocations: Radiography, the New Photography
• Other Dimensions: The Edinburgh Stereoscope Atlas of Obstetrics
• Looking for Life: Microscopy and Modernity