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Embodied Difference: Divergent Bodies in Public Discourse (Hardcover)

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By Jamie A. Thomas (Editor), Christina Jackson (Editor), Jamie A. Thomas (Contribution by)
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Focusing on the body as a visual and discursive platform across public space, we study marginalization as a sociocultural practice and hegemonic schema. Whereas mass incarceration and law enforcement readily feature in discussions of institutionalized racism, we differently highlight understudied sites of normalization and exclusion. Our combined effort centers upon physical contexts (skeletons, pageant stages, gentrifying neighborhoods), discursive spaces (medical textbooks, legal battles, dance pedagogy, vampire narratives) and philosophical arenas (morality, genocide, physician-assisted suicide, cryonic preservation, transfeminism) to deconstruct seemingly intrinsic connections between body and behavior, Whiteness and normativity.

About the Author

Jamie A. Thomas is assistant professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College. Christina Jackson is assistant professor of sociology at Stockton University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781498563864
ISBN-10: 1498563864
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: February 20th, 2019
Pages: 268
Language: English