Feminism, Culture and Embodied Practice: The Rhetorics of Comparison

Pedwell, Carolyn (2010) Feminism, Culture and Embodied Practice: The Rhetorics of Comparison. Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism . Routledge, London, UK, 192 pp. E-ISBN 978-0415528887. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Within both feminist theory and popular culture, establishing similarities between embodied practices rooted in different cultural and geo-political contexts (e.g. ‘African’ female genital cutting and ‘Western’ cosmetic surgery) has become increasingly common as a means of countering cultural essentialism, ethnocentrism and racism. Feminism, Culture and Embodied Practice examines how cross cultural comparisons of embodied practices function as a rhetorical device – with particular theoretical, social and political effects - in a range of contemporary feminist texts. It asks: Why and how are cross-cultural links among these practices drawn by feminist theorists and commentators, and what do these analogies do? What knowledges, hierarchies and figurations do these comparisons produce, disrupt and/or reify in feminist theory, and how do such effects resonate within popular culture? Taking a relational web approach that focuses on unravelling the binary threads that link specific embodied practices within a wider representational community, this book highlights how we depend on and affect one another across cultural and geo-political contexts.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1236 Gender Politics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Carolyn Pedwell
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2014 15:17 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 11:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42870 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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