The Woman in the Body
A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction
By Emily Martin
(Beacon Press (MA), Paperback, 9780807046456, 312pp.)
Publication Date: August 2001
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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, Bullentin of the History of Medicine
"An important contribution. . . . In challenging the status of both bio-medical 'facts' and popular assumptions about women this book will stimulate scholars and students of gender, medicine, and American culture." --American Ethnologist
"Provocative. . . . Martin's conclusions are ground-breaking." --Julia Epstein, The Women's Review of Books