Genders 23: Bodies of Writing, Bodies in Performance Thomas Foster

ISBN: 9780814726464

Published: April 1st 1996

Hardcover

344 pages


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Genders 23: Bodies of Writing, Bodies in Performance  by  Thomas Foster

Genders 23: Bodies of Writing, Bodies in Performance by Thomas Foster
April 1st 1996 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 344 pages | ISBN: 9780814726464 | 6.67 Mb

What do narratives by British suffragettes of being forcibly fed have in common with the representation of indigenous women in Canadian police archives? How are literary representations of domestic violence related to the use of silence as a strategyMoreWhat do narratives by British suffragettes of being forcibly fed have in common with the representation of indigenous women in Canadian police archives? How are literary representations of domestic violence related to the use of silence as a strategy of resistance in African American womens writing?

How are modernist fictions of gay male desire connected with ambiguous sexual performances in rock music or with images of Vietnam veterans in American horror movies? What does a narrative of womens participation in Bengali national resistance movements share with an ethnographic study of prostitution in Papua New Guinea?These are the some of the specific questions raised by the essays in this volume, which examines a wide variety of historical and cultural locations where differently sexed, gendered, and racialized bodies have been constructed.

More generally, this volume addresses theoretical debates over whether embodiment is best understood through representations or performances. Are bodies written or enacted? The different answers to these questions have important consequences for how we understand the inscription of bodies with systems of power and the possibilities that exist for resisting those systems.go to the Genders website ]



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