Embodied Resistance

Embodied Resistance

Challenging the Norms, Breaking the Rules

By Chris Bobel (Editor); Samantha Kwan (Editor)

Vanderbilt University Press (TN), Paperback, 9780826517876, 268pp.

Publication Date: September 16, 2011

"Embodied Resistance" engages the rich and complex range of society's contemporary "body outlaws" people from many social locations who violate norms about the private, the repellent, or the forbidden. This collection ventures beyond the conventional focus on the "disciplined body" and instead, examines conformity from the perspective of resisters. By balancing accessibly written original ethnographic research with personal narratives, Embodied Resistance provides a window into the everyday lives of those who defy or violate socially constructed body rules and conventions.

About the Author
Chris Bobel is Associate Professor in the Department of Women's Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She is the author of "The Paradox of Natural Mothering and New Blood: Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation."

Samantha Kwan is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston. She has published in "Qualitative Health Research, Sociological Inquiry, " and "Teaching Sociology."