Leaky Bodies and Boundaries: Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)ethics by Margrit ShildrickLeaky Bodies and Boundaries: Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)ethics by Margrit Shildrick

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries: Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)ethics

byMargrit ShildrickEditorMargrit Shildrick

Paperback | October 29, 1997

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Drawing on postmodernist analyses,Leaky Bodies and Boundariespresents 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 byLeaky Bodies and Boundariesis 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.
Title:Leaky Bodies and Boundaries: Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)ethicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.7 inPublished:October 29, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415146178

ISBN - 13:9780415146173

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