The Woman In The Body

Description

A bold reappraisal of science and society, The Woman in the Body explores the different ways that women's reproduction is seen in American culture. Contrasting the views of medical science with those of ordinary women from diverse social and economic backgrounds, anthropologist Emily Martin presents unique fieldwork on American culture and uncovers the metaphors of economy and alienation that pervade women's imaging of themselves and their bodies. A new preface examines some of the latest medical ideas about women's reproductive cycles.

Details

Author(s)
Emily Martin
Format
Paperback | 312 pages
Dimensions
153.42 x 229.62 x 21.08mm | 426.38g
Publication date
31 Aug 2001
Publisher
Beacon Press
Publication City/Country
Boston, MA, United States
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
Revised
ISBN10
0807046450
ISBN13
9780807046456
Bestsellers rank
361,586