- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (March 31, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0745648886
- ISBN-13: 978-0745648880
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,629,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Thought-provoking, caustic, and self-reflexive, as its wide range of themes reflect both breadth and depth in analytic scope."
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ï¿½The Politics of the Body offers valuable insights into the insidious ways in which neo-conservative and neo-liberal agendas shape even our most intimate thinking and behaviourï¿½ A rich and provocative set of arguments that could inform efforts ï¿½to revitalise the feminist politics of the body, reconnecting the personal with the political, instead of positioning it as an end in itselfï¿½ï¿½
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''This is a brave and important book. Beautifully written, cogently argued and with vivid up-to-date examples, it shows how a neoliberal and neoconservative politics is rewriting our common sense about bodies. A must-read for students and scholars of gender, sociology and cultural studies.''
Rosalind Gill, City University London
''Alison Phipps revises the old feminist understanding of ï¿½victimhoodï¿½ in the context of neoliberal and neoconservative politics. Her analysis shows how mythologies about victims not only prevail but also are spurred on by the political and economic agendas of contemporary capitalism.''
Kristin Bumiller, Amherst College
"This book can be useful for a range of different actors, practitioners, and researchers in sociology, especially those working on and for gender issues. The Politics of the Body is a well-documented and responsible must-read account of gender equality challenges in the contemporary Western world."
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About the Author
Alison Phipps is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Director of Gender Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. Between 2009 and 2012, she was Chair of the Feminist and Women's Studies Association of the UK and Ireland.
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