Leaky Bodies and Boundaries

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries
Author : Margrit Shildrick
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 266
Release : 2015-12-22
ISBN 10 : 9781136184628
ISBN 13 : 1136184627
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Drawing on postmodernist analyses, Leaky Bodies and Boundaries presents a feminist investigation into the marginalization of women within western discourse that denies female moral agency and embodiment. With reference to contemporary and historical issues in biomedicine, the book argues that the boundaries of both the subject and the body are no longer secure. The aim is both to valorise women and to suggest that 'leakiness' may be the very ground for a postmodern feminist ethic. The contribution made by Leaky Bodies and Boundaries is to go beyond modernist feminisms to radically displace the mechanisms by which women are devalued. The anxiety that postmodernism cannot yield an ethics, nor advance feminist concerns is addressed. This book will provide invaluable reading for those studying feminist philosophy, cultural studies and sociology.

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