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Title:
Women's bodies : discipline and transgression
Author:
Arthurs, Jane.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Cassell, 1999.
Physical Description:
viii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780304339624

9780304339631
Format :
Book

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Central Library HQ1219 .W65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

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, and compares the two different approaches to the body adopted by the soft-porn magazine For Women, and the women's monthly Cosmopolitan. It also examines TV cult figures, such as the comic body exemplified by comedienne Joe Brand, and situation comedies such as Absolutely Fabulous.


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