The Bodies of Women

The Bodies of Women

Author: Rosalyn Diprose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134860197

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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What sort of ethics do we need? Rosalyn Diprose argues that the usual approaches to ethics both perpetuate and remain blind to the mechanisms of the subordination of women. In Bodies of Women: Ethics, Embodiment and Sexual Differences, she claims that injustice against women is found in the social discourses and practices which both evaluate and constitute their modes of embodiment as improper in relation to men. Diprose critically analyses the attempts in both feminist and non-feminist ethics to recognise the role of sexual difference and the biomedical discourses whose descriptions mask a constitution and regulation of the 'body'. Her critiques draw on insights from Anglophone feminist theory and continental philosophy, and are supported by critical readings of Irigaray, Cornell and Fraser, Hegel, Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida and Foucault. What emerges is a new ethics of sexual difference which not only better locates the mechanisms of discrimination but also provides the means to subvert them.
The Bodies of Women
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Rosalyn Diprose
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-04 - Publisher: Routledge

What sort of ethics do we need? Rosalyn Diprose argues that the usual approaches to ethics both perpetuate and remain blind to the mechanisms of the subordination of women. In Bodies of Women: Ethics, Embodiment and Sexual Differences, she claims that injustice against women is found in the social discourses
Writing Terror on the Bodies of Women
Language: en
Pages: 434
Authors: Sarah England
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-15 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This book analyzes the scope and dynamics of violence against women in Guatemala as well as how it is represented in the print media. It reveals the ways in which these reports reproduce narratives of terror that conceal the gendered nature of violence against women and reproduce dichotomous gendered narratives
Enter The Body
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Carol Chillington Rutter
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-09-11 - Publisher: Routledge

Enter the Body offers a series of provocative case studies of the work women's bodies do on Shakespeare's intensely body-conscious stage. Rutter's topics are sex, death, race, gender, culture, politics, and the excessive performative body that exceeds the playtext it inhabits. As well as drawing upon vital primary documents from
Women's Bodies
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Jane Arthurs, Jean Grimshaw
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-03-26 - Publisher: A&C Black

The articles in this volume consider the prevailing standards of feminine decorum, and how these are being played with and challenged by various media. This is a collection of essays which focuses on the representation of women's bodies in historical and contemporary cultures. It discusses recent books on the subject,
The Body Politic, the Bodies of Women, and the Politics of Famine in U.S. Television Coverage of Famine in the Horn of Africa
Language: en
Pages: 41
Authors: Jo Ellen Fair
Categories: Africa
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

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