By Robyn Longhurst
This is often one of many first books to introduce scholars to the main strategies and debates surrounding the connection among physically barriers, abject materiality and areas. The textual content contains unique interview and concentration crew info knowledgeable through feminist thought at the physique and makes use of case reports to demonstrate the social building of our bodies. it is going to significantly interact scholars in topical questions round sexuality, cultural ameliorations and women's sub-ordination to males.
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Examples of edited books include: Mapping Desire: Geographies of Sexualities by David Bell and Gill Valentine (1995), Body Space: Destabilising Geographies of Gender and Sexuality by Nancy Duncan (1996), Places Through the Body by Heidi Nast and Steve Pile (1998), New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Gender (1998) by Rosa Ainley, Embodied Geographies (1999) by Elizabeth Teather, and Mind and Body Spaces (1999) by Ruth Butler and Hester Parr. There are also a number of geography books that do not necessarily mention the word ‘body’ in their titles but address issues of embodiment in parts of the text.
DOROTHY: I was still working. ROBYN: How was that? DOROTHY: Hard. It was really hard. Um, in a way I preferred afternoon sickness to morning sickness because it meant I could start the day with a good breakfast. I always managed to get in a good breakfast, but um, by lunch time we had this thing where we all sat round and had lunch together and I just couldn’t stand the sight of anyone eating. I couldn’t eat myself. The only things actually, they called me the mandarin queen, ’cause that was about all I could eat [laughter] was mandarins.
For example, Vera Chouinard and Ali Grant (1996) write their own material bodies into ‘the project’. Isobel Dyck (1999) highlights the ‘body troubles’ experienced by women with chronic illness, specifically MS, multiple sclerosis, in their workplaces (see also Moss and Dyck 1999 on women diagnosed with ME, myalgic encephalomyelitis, popularly referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). David Bell and Gill Valentine (1997) examine the ways in which eating conveys embodied identity. A fascinating (and, for a geography book, rather unusual) illustration graces the cover of Bell and Valentine’s book Consuming Geographies.
Bodies: Exploring Fluid Boundaries (Critical Geographies, Number 11) by Robyn Longhurst