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The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction Emily Martin

The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction

Emily Martin

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ISBN : 9780807046197
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276 pages
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A bold reappraisal of science and society, The Woman in the Body explores the different ways that womens reproduction is seen in American culture. Contrasting the views of medical science with those of ordinary women from diverse social and economicMoreA bold reappraisal of science and society, The Woman in the Body explores the different ways that womens reproduction is seen in American culture. Contrasting the views of medical science with those of ordinary women from diverse social and economic backgrounds, anthropologist Emily Martin presents unique fieldwork on American culture and uncovers the metaphors of economy and alienation that pervade womens imaging of themselves and their bodies. A new preface examines some of the latest medical ideas about womens reproductive cycles.