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Sculpting the Woman

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What is femininity?Why does the idea of femininity not seem to fit with muscular women?Why are muscular women the object of such ... Lire la suite
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What is femininity?Why does the idea of femininity not seem to fit with muscular women?Why are muscular women the object of such controversy and skepticism?Why do some women build muscle despite these strong cultural reactions?Muscular women have long been the focus of public scrutiny, cultural contempt and fascination. Sculpting the Woman interrogates the protected status of femininity as it has been rendered irrelevant to the history, theory and politics of the muscular woman. This highly original and provocative work draws on important social thinkers including Michel Foucault and Judith Butler as well as recent theoretical developments on gender, identity and the body in poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, various feminisms and social and moral philosophy. This book offers a personal insight into one of the most threatening of cultural identities: the muscular female. Through its analysis of femininity's complex relationship with muscularity, it explores the larger question: What is a woman?

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Titre: Sculpting the Woman
Sous-titre: Muscularity, Power and the Problem with Femininity
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Code EAN: 9781787074132
ISBN: 978-1-78707-413-2
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (pdf)
Producteur: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers
Editeur: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers
Genre: Divers
Parution: 21.03.2017
Année: 2017
Taille de fichier: 1.8 MB