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Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Work of Writing.

By: Wells, Susan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (277 p.).ISBN: 9780804773720.Subject(s): Boston Women’s Health Book Collective | Boston Women''s Health Book Collective | Feminist literature - History and criticism | Feminist literature -- History and criticism | Medical literature - History | Medical literature - History and criticism | Medical literature -- History | Our bodies, ourselves -- Authorship | Women - Health and hygiene | Women -- Health and hygieneGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Work of WritingDDC classification: 613.04244 | 613/.04244 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Writing Our Bodies; 1. A Rage for Inscription; 2. A Different Kind of Writer; 3. A Different Kind of Book; 4. What Is This Body That We Read; 5. Taking on Medicine; Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This book is a sociological and rhetorical analysis of the best-selling guide to women''s health, the collectively authored Our Bodies, Ourselves.
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Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Writing Our Bodies; 1. A Rage for Inscription; 2. A Different Kind of Writer; 3. A Different Kind of Book; 4. What Is This Body That We Read; 5. Taking on Medicine; Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index

This book is a sociological and rhetorical analysis of the best-selling guide to women''s health, the collectively authored Our Bodies, Ourselves.

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CHOICE Review

Wells (English, Temple Univ.) looks at the rhetorical work of Our Bodies, Ourselves (OBOS). Basing her study on manuscripts, correspondence, and interviews with the collective of writers, Wells traces the evolution of the rhetorical forms, starting parallel to New Left power structure analyses through the challenges to medical expertise taken up by the collective. Contextualized within the framework of literacy sponsors (i.e., social movements, organizations, and institutions that engage individuals who come into contact with them to enhance their literacy), the book traces the evolution of the rhetorical work done in OBOS and its intended "publics" through several versions. The chapters focus roughly chronologically on the various editions of the book and the writing practices and tensions that shaped content and rhetoric. Backlashes, changes in publishers, and changes in the women's movement transformed the authoring practices within the collective. The resulting texts engage different and more diverse, even globalized, publics, producing strain, contradictions, and innovations over the text's four decades of life. For those interested in OBOS and the history of the US women's movement, and programs in gender and women's studies. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. J. L. Croissant University of Arizona

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Susan Wells is Professor of English at Temple University. Her most recent book is the prizewinning Out of the Dead House: Nineteenth-Century Women Physicians and the Writing of Medicine (2001).

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