By Jennifer Terry, Jacqueline L. Urla
"... the papers in Deviant our bodies demonstrate an ongoing Western preoccupation with the assets of id and human character." -- occasions Literary Supplement"Highly prompt for cultural studies... " -- The Reader's Review"It will be valuable for upper-level undergraduate and graduate classes within the sociology of the physique, the historical past and sociology of technological know-how and drugs, and women's stories classes, rather these exploring the feminist evaluations of technological know-how and medicine." -- modern Sociology"... a strong deconstruction of the clinical gaze in configuring physically deviance as a way of legitimating the social order inside a number of old and social contexts.... the various very good decisions will make for compelling studying for college students of clinical anthropology and the heritage of science." American AnthropologistDeviant our bodies finds that the "normal," "healthy" physique is a fiction of technology. sleek existence sciences, drugs, and the preferred perceptions they bring about haven't simply saw and stated, they've got built our bodies: the gay physique, the HIV-infected physique, the infertile physique, the deaf physique, the colonized physique, and the felony physique.
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As Horns cleverly titled chapter suggests, it was practically impossible to imagine any female as normal within the terms of Lombrosos criminal anthropology. Urla and Swedlund approach the theme of feminine deviance from a rather different angle. Taking as their point of departure that female bodies are perceived as inherently defective, they turn their attention to the analysis of one of the most popular icons of the post-World War II period: the Barbie doll. Through their tongue-in-cheek anthropometry experiment, these anthropologists turn the tables on science, away from the scrutiny of womens bodies, to focus on the ideals by which we come to measure ourselves and others.
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Timing, form, expression, gait, and gesture are means for breaking the body down into elements that can be disciplined as well as interpreted for their classificatory significance. Thus the body is fragmented and territorialized into zones from which degeneracy, perversion, savagery, and deviance are presumed to emanate. The legitimacy of surveillance in both the broad social context and much of scientific practice is dependent upon a rationale of protecting the social body from potentially dangerous forces, and of bestowing upon individuals the responsibility of health and hygiene.