Critical Bodies: Representations, Identities and Practices of Weight and Body Management

Critical Bodies: Representations, Identities and Practices of Weight and Body ManagementUsing work produced from the critical and postmodern arena in social sciences, this book examines three key areas – representation, identities and practice – to explore and interrogate how body and weight management, subjectivities, experiences and practices are constituted within and by the normative discourses of contemporary western culture….

February 5, 2008
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Critical Bodies: Representations, Practices and Identities of Weight and Body Management (2008-01-01)

Critical Bodies: Representations, Practices and Identities of Weight and Body Management (2008-01-01)Using work produced from the critical and postmodern arena in social sciences, this book examines three key areas – representation, identities and practice – to explore and interrogate how body and weight management, subjectivities, experiences and practices are constituted within and by the normative discourses of contemporary western culture….

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Exposure: Revealing Bodies, Unveiling Representations (Modern French Identities)

Exposure: Revealing Bodies, Unveiling Representations (Modern French Identities)The notion of «exposure» underlies much modern thinking about identity, representation, ethics, desire and sexuality. This provocative notion is explored in a collection of essays selected from, and inspired by, the proceedings of a conference held in the Department of French at the University of Cambridge in 2002. The authors engage with exposure as both object and mode of representation in a range of cultural media: literature, critical theory, visual art and film. They analyse a variety of …

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