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Title Embodied resistance : challenging the norms, breaking the rules / edited by Chris Bobel and Samantha Kwan
Published Nashville, Tenn. : Vanderbilt University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 268 pages) : illustrations
Contents The specter of excess : race, class, and gender in women's body / Breanne Fahs and Denise A. Delgado -- "Is that any way to treat a lady?" : the dominatrix's dungeon / Danielle J. Lindemann -- "Cruisin' for a bruisin'" : women's flat track roller derby / Natalie M. Peluso -- Becoming a female-to-male transgender (FTM) in South Korea / Tari Youngjung Na and Hae Yeon Choo -- Challenging marginalization -- "Give me a boa and some bling!" : red hat society members commanding -- Visibility in the public sphere / M. Elise Radina, Lydia K. Manning, Marybeth C. Stalp, and Annette Lynch -- Fat. Hairy. Sexy : contesting standards of beauty and sexuality in the gay community / Nathaniel C. Pyle and Noa Logan Klein -- Belly dancing mommas : challenging cultural discourses of maternity / Angela M. Moe -- "It's important to show your colors" : counter-heteronormativity in a metropolitan community church / J. Edward Sumerau and Douglas P. Schrock -- Defying authoritative knowledges and conventional wisdom -- Anorexia as a choice : constructing a new community of health and beauty through pro-Ana websites / Abigail Richardson and Elizabeth Cherry -- Public mothers and private practices : breastfeeding as transgression / Jennifer A. Reich -- "It's hard to say" : moving beyond the mystery of female genital pain / Christine Labuski -- "What I had to do to survive" : self-injurers' bodily emotion work / Margaret Leaf and Douglas P. Schrock -- Negotiating boundaries and meanings -- The politics of the stall : transgender and genderqueer workers negotiating "the bathroom question" / Catherine Connell -- The everyday resistance of vegetarianism / Samantha Kwan and Louise Marie Roth -- Menopausal and misbehaving : when women "flash" in front of others / Heather E. Dillaway -- The transformation of bodily practices among religious defectors / Lynn Davidman
Summary Embodied Resistance engages the rich and complex range of society's contemporary "body outlaws"--People from many social locations who violate norms about the private, the repellent, or the forbidden. This collection ventures beyond the conventional focus on the "disciplined body" and instead, examines conformity from the perspective of resisters. By balancing accessibly written original ethnographic research with personal narratives, Embodied Resistance provides a window into the everyday lives of those who defy or violate socially constructed body rules and conventions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human body -- Social aspects.
Mind and body.
Manners and customs.
Women -- Psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Bobel, Chris, 1963-
Kwan, Samantha.
ISBN 9780826517883 (electronic bk.)
0826517889 (electronic bk.)