Women's Bodies: Cultural Representations and Identity

Paperback | March 26, 1999

EditorJane Arthurs, Jean Grimshaw

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The articles in this volume consider the prevailing standards of feminine decorum, and how these are being played with and challenged by various media. This is a collection of essays which focuses on the representation of women's bodies in historical and contemporary cultures. It discusses recent books on the subject, and compares the two different approaches to the body adopted by the soft-porn magazine "For Women", and the women's monthly "Cosmopolitan". It also examines TV cult figures, such as the "comic body" exemplified by comedienne Joe Brand, and situation comedies such as "Absolutely Fabulous".

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The articles in this volume consider the prevailing standards of feminine decorum, and how these are being played with and challenged by various media. This is a collection of essays which focuses on the representation of women's bodies in historical and contemporary cultures. It discusses recent books on the subject, and compares the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:Bloomsbury

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ISBN - 10:0304339636

ISBN - 13:9780304339631

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Today, a generation raised on the values of pop music is gaining political power. Saxophone-playing Bill Clinton and guitar-strumming Tony Blair have brought the ‘60s legacy to the corridors of power. The most worrisome aspect of this, argues author Andrew Calcutt, is that we now live in a culture that has adopted some of the worst characteristics of the ‘60s lifestyle. Calcutt paints a startling portrait of a culture that claims to put safety before risk.