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The Politics of the Body : Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative Age

By: Phipps, Alison.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014Description: 1 online resource (218 p.).ISBN: 9780745682754.Subject(s): Body image in women | Gender identity -- Political aspects | Human body -- Political aspects | Human body -- Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Politics of the Body : Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative AgeDDC classification: 305.3 LOC classification: HQ1075 .P384 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Neoliberalism and Neoconservatism: Framing the Politics of the Body; 2 Sexual Violence and the Politics of Victimhood; 3 Gender and Islam in a Neoconservative World; 4 The Commodified Politics of the Sex Industry; 5 The New Reproductive Regimes of Truth; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary: The body is a site of impassioned, fraught and complex debate in the West today. In one political moment, left-wingers, academics and feminists have defended powerful men accused of sex crimes, positioned topless pictures in the tabloids as empowering, and opposed them for sexualizing breasts and undermining their 'natural' function. At the same time they have been criticized by extreme-right groups for ignoring honour killings and other 'culture-based' forms of violence against women. How can we make sense of this varied terrain?In this important and challenging new book, Alison Phipps constr
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Title page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Neoliberalism and Neoconservatism: Framing the Politics of the Body; 2 Sexual Violence and the Politics of Victimhood; 3 Gender and Islam in a Neoconservative World; 4 The Commodified Politics of the Sex Industry; 5 The New Reproductive Regimes of Truth; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

The body is a site of impassioned, fraught and complex debate in the West today. In one political moment, left-wingers, academics and feminists have defended powerful men accused of sex crimes, positioned topless pictures in the tabloids as empowering, and opposed them for sexualizing breasts and undermining their 'natural' function. At the same time they have been criticized by extreme-right groups for ignoring honour killings and other 'culture-based' forms of violence against women. How can we make sense of this varied terrain?In this important and challenging new book, Alison Phipps constr

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Alison Phipps is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Director of Gender Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. Between 2009 and 2012, she was Chair of the Feminist and Women's Studies Association of the UK and Ireland.

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