The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction

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Beacon Press, 1992 - Body image - 276 pages
This bold reappraisal of science and society explores the different ways that women's reproduction is seen in American culture. "Spectacular. There is no better study of the power of metaphor in modern medicine." Thomas W. Laqueur, author of Making Sex "One of the greatest strengths of this fascinating book is Martin's careful analysis of how medical language about women's bodies reveals cultural assumptions about women and their life's purpose. . . . Highly recommended." Judith Walzer Leavitt, Bulletin of the History of Medicine

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Over 150 women, representing a variety of ethnic, age, and socioeconomic backgrounds, participated in the survey upon which this book is based. Anthropologist Martin sought to discover how these women ... Read full review

Contents

The Familiar and the Exotic
3
Fragmentation and Gender
15
Menstruation
27
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Michael A. Martin's solo short fiction has appeared in "The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction". He has also coauthored (with Andy Mangels) several "Star Trek" comics for Marvel and Wildstorm and numerous Star Trek novels and eBooks, including the "USA Today" bestseller "Titan: Book One: Taking Wing; Titan: Book Two: The Red King"; the Sy Fy Genre Award-winning "Star Trek: Worlds of Deep Space 9 Book Two: Trill -- Unjoined; Star Trek: The Lost Era 2298 -- The Sundered; Star Trek: Deep Space 9 Mission: Gamma: Vol. Three: Cathedral; Star Trek: The Next Generation: Section 31 -- Rogue; Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers" #30 and #31 ("Ishtar Rising" Books 1 and 2); stories in the "Prophecy and Change, Tales of the Dominion War", and "Tales from the Captain's Table" anthologies; and three novels based on the "Roswell" television series. His most recent novels include "Enterprise: The Romulan War" and "Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many."

His work has also been published by Atlas Editions (in their "Star Trek Universe" subscription card series), "Star Trek Monthly, Dreamwatch", Grolier Books, Visible Ink Press, "The Oregonian", and Gareth Stevens, Inc., for whom he has penned several "World Almanac Library of the States" nonfiction books for young readers. He lives with his wife, Jenny, and their two sons in Portland, Oregon.

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