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Plastic Bodies free pdf In "Plastic Bodies" Emilia Sanabria examines how sex hormones are enrolled to create, mold, and discipline social relations and subjectivities. She shows how hormones have become central to contemporary understandings of the body, class, gender, sex, personhood, modernity, and Brazilian national identity. Through interviews with women and doctors, observations in clinics, research centers and pharmacies, and analyses of contraceptive marketing, Sanabria traces the genealogy of menstrual suppression, from its use in population control strategies in the global South to its re-marketing as a practice of pharmaceutical self-enhancement couched in neoliberal notions of choice. She links the widespread practice of menstrual suppression and other related elective medical interventions to Bahian views of the body as a malleable object that requires constant work. Given this bodily plasticity, and its potentially limitless character, the book considers ways to assess the values attributed to bodily interventions. "Plastic Bodies" will be of interest to all those working in medical anthropology, gender studies, and sexual and reproductive health.

About Emilia Sanabria

Emilia Sanabria is Maitresse de conference in Social Anthropology at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon."

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Author : Emilia Sanabria
Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN : 0822361612
EAN : 9780822361619
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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