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Title Body battlegrounds : transgressions, tensions, and transformations / edited by Chris Bobel and Samantha Kwan
Published Nashville, Tennessee : Vanderbilt University Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 257 pages)
Contents Body hair battlegrounds: the consequences, reverberations, and promises of women growing their leg, pubic, and underarm hair -- Radical doulas, childbirth activism, and the politics of embodiment -- Caring for the corpse: embodied transgression and transformation in home funeral advocacy -- Living resistance: Deconstructing reconstructing: Challenging medical advice following mastectomy -- Living resistance: My ten-year dreadlock journey: Why I love the 'kink' in my hair ... today -- Living resistance: Living my full life: Rejecting weight loss as an imperative for recovery from binge eating disorder -- Living resistance: Pretty brown: Encounters with my skin color -- Blood as resistance: Photography as contemporary menstrual activism -- Am I pretty enough for you yet? Resistance through parody in the pretty or ugly YouTube trend -- The infidel in the mirror: Mormon women's oppositional embodiment -- Living resistance: A cystor's story: Polycystic ovarian syndrome and the disruption of normative femininity -- Living resistance: Old bags take a stand: A face off with ageism in America -- Living resistance: Making up with my body: Applying cosmetics to resist disembodiment -- Living resistance: I am a person now: Autism, indistinguishability, and (non)optimal outcome -- Yelling and pushing on the bus: The complexity of Black girls' resistance -- Big gay men's performative protest against body shaming: The case of girth and mirth -- "What's love got to do with it?" The embodied activism of domestic violence survivors on welfare -- Living resistance: "Your signing is so beautiful!" The radical invisibility of ASL interpreters in public-- Living resistance: Two shakes -- Living resistance: "Showing our Muslim": Embracing the hijab in the era of paradox -- Living resistance: "Doing out": a Black dandy defies gender norms in the Bronx -- Living resistance: Everybody: Making fat radio for all of us -- Embodying nonexistence: Encountering mono- and cisnormatives in everyday life -- Freeing the nipple: Encoding the heterosexual male gaze into law -- Give us a twirl: male baton twirlers' embodied resistance in a feminized terrain -- "The gentle somebody": Rethinking Black female same-sex practices and heteronormativity in contemporary South Africa -- Living resistance: Showing up as myself: Embodiment and authenticity in the classroom -- Living resistance: Sitting and resisting: How using a wheelchair confronts ideas of normal -- Living resistance: Against diabetic numerology in a Black body, or, Why I cannot live by the numbers -- Living resistance: My women's studies professor uses botox?
Summary The complex lives of society's body outlaws and their acts of resistance
Body Battlegrounds explores the rich and complex lives of society's body outlaws - individuals from myriad social locations who oppose hegemonic norms, customs, and conventions about the body. Original research chapters (based on textual analysis, qualitative interviews, and participant observation) along with personal narratives provide a window into the everyday lives of people rewriting the norms of embodiment in sites like schools, sporting events, and doctors' offices. --Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 29, 2019)
Subject Human body -- Social aspects.
Manners and customs.
Women -- Psychology.
Sexual minorities -- Psychology
Cultural Characteristics
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Human body -- Social aspects.
Manners and customs.
Women -- Psychology.
LGBTQ people.
Queer people.
Form Electronic book
Author Bobel, Chris, 1963- editor.
Kwan, Samantha, editor.
LC no. 2018044292
ISBN 0826522351