Palgrave Macmillan, New York


252 Pages

ISBN 978-3-319-72352-5

New feminist perspectives on embodiment

Edited by

Clara Fischer , Luna Dolezal

Despite several decades of feminist activism and scholarship, women's bodies continue to be sites of control and contention both materially and symbolically. Issues such as reproductive technologies, sexual violence, objectification, motherhood, and sex trafficking, among others, constitute ongoing, pressing concerns for women's bodies in our contemporary milieu, arguably exacerbated in a neoliberal world where bodies are instrumentalized as sites of human capital. This book engages with these themes by building on the strong tradition of feminist thought focused on women'sbodies, and by making novel contributions that reflect feminists' concerns—both theoretically and empirically—about gender and embodiment in the present context and beyond. The collection brings together essays from a variety of feminist scholars who deploy diverse theoretical approaches, including phenomenology, pragmatism, and new materialisms, in order to examine philosophically the question of the current status of gendered bodies through cutting-edge feminist theory.

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Full citation:

Fischer, C. , Dolezal, L. (eds) (2018). New feminist perspectives on embodiment, Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Table of Contents

Contested terrains

Fischer Clara; Dolezal Luna


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The normal body

Jansen Julia; Wehrle Maren


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How do we respond?

Petherbridge Danielle


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Feminist and transgender tensions

Rodemeyer Lanei


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Expressing the world

Lennon Kathleen


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Are women's lives (fully) grievable?

Taylor Dianna


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Performing pregnant

Putnam EL


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