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Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility (Biopolitics)

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Editorial Reviews


Missing Bodies focuses our attention on what is not there, and thus brilliantly illuminates just what is! This is a creative, thoughtful, exciting book, a fine contribution to the growing literature on the sociology of the body.”

-Barbara Katz Rothman,author of Recreating Motherhood

“Shows the structural and symbolic processes underlying bodily erasure and exposure; a major accomplishment.”
-—Nelly Oudshoorn,author of The Male Pill

"As a commentary on the consequences of neoliberalism, a critique of contemporary Western culture, and a recovery effort o fthe unseen, Missing Bodies is a provocative and thought provoking work that situates our understandings of the bodies that are seen and obscured in new light."-Erin L. Pullen,Sociology of Health and Illness

Missing Bodies is a well-written book that asks scholars of rhetoric productive questions not only about discursive constructs that constrain, expose, or advertise the body, but also the methods through which we gather information about the role of the body in discourse.”-Journal of Advanced Composition

“Overall the book opened my eyes to the experiences of the missing and what they mean for the rest of us who are visible and can do something about giving them a voice. It also makes me ask more questions about other missing bodies not mentioned, which, I believe, is the fundamental intent of the book.”-PsycCritiques

"This book is written in a vivid style, endowed with a straightforward and pleasant way of expressing the authors' engaged analysis."
-Claire Beaudevin,Social Anthropology

About the Author

Monica J. Casper is Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Women's Studies, and Director of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, at Arizona State University's New College. She is author of The Making of the Unborn Patient.

Lisa Jean Moore is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Purchase College SUNY.  She is at work on a book about urban beekeeping in NYC.

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Product Details

  • Series: Biopolitics
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: NYU Press (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814716784
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814716786
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,686,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a must-read for people interested in the politics and sociology of the human body. I enjoyed the book immensely, and appreciate the ways in which the writers examined instances of death in many cultural contexts. I recommend reading and/or assigning this book.
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