Bodies in Crisis: Culture, Violence, and Women's Resistance in Neoliberal Argentina

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Rutgers University Press, 2010 - History - 256 pages
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Born and raised in Argentina and still maintaining significant ties to the area, Barbara Sutton examines the complex, and often hidden, bodily worlds of diverse women in that country during a period of profound social upheaval. Based primarily on women's experiential narratives and set against the backdrop of a severe economic crisis and intensified social movement activism post-2001, Bodies in Crisis illuminates how multiple forms of injustice converge in and are contested through women's bodies. Sutton reveals the bodily scars of neoliberal globalization; women's negotiation of cultural norms of femininity and beauty; experiences with clandestine, illegal, and unsafe abortions; exposure to and resistance against interpersonal and structural violence; and the role of bodies as tools and vehicles of political action.


Through the lens of women's body consciousness in a Global South country, and drawing on multifaceted stories and a politically embedded approach, Bodies in Crisis suggests that social policy, economic systems, cultural ideologies, and political resistance are ultimately fleshly matters.
 

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Contents

An Introduction
1
2 Bodily Scars of Neoliberal Globalization
35
Femininity Appearance and Embodiment
64
Maternal Bodies and Abortion
96
Violence Against Women
129
6 Bodies in Protest
161
Embodiment Glocalities and Resistance
191
Notes
209
References
221
Index
247
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