Introduction: Body Knowledge

in Bodies of Knowledge

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780226443058
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226443072 | DOI:
Introduction: Body Knowledge

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This introduction discusses the theme of this book, which is about the female body and the efforts of women to gain more information about their own bodies. The book explores the ways in which women challenged, expanded, and reinvented constructions of the female body, and in particular reproductive health, and describes the ideas, expectations, and pitfalls encountered by advocates of women's health in particular settings. It also discusses the role of the female body in the women's liberation movement.

Keywords: female body; women; reproductive health; women's health; women's liberation movement

Chapter.  2474 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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