European Parliament Library

Body Talk, The Material and Discursive Regulation of Sexuality, Madness and Reproduction

Label
Body Talk, The Material and Discursive Regulation of Sexuality, Madness and Reproduction
Language
eng
Main title
Body Talk
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Oclc number
236340763
Sub title
The Material and Discursive Regulation of Sexuality, Madness and Reproduction
Summary
Psychology has traditionally examined human experience from a realist perspective, focusing on observable 'facts'. This is especially so in areas of psychology which focus on the body, such as sexuality, madness or reproduction. In contrast, many sociologists, anthropologists and feminists have focused exclusively on the cultural and communicative aspects of 'the body' treating it purely as an object constructed within socio-cultural discourse.This new collection of sophisticated discursive analyses explores this divide from a variety of theoretical standpoints, including psychoanalysis,
Table Of Contents
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: towards a material discursive analysis of madness, sexuality and reproduction Jane M. Ussher; Women's bodies, women's lives and depression: towards a reconciliation of material and discursive accounts Janet M. Stoppard; Mental health, critical realism and lay knowledge David Pilgrim and Anne Rogers; AIDS panic Corinne Squire; Screaming under the bridge: masculinity, rationality and psychotherapy Stephen Frosh; Adolescent bodies: boy crazy memories and dreams Janet SayersThe discursive construction and regulation of dissident sexualities: the case of SM Gary W. Taylor Framing the sexual 'Other': the regulation of lesbian and gay sexuality Jane M. Ussher; Intimacy and love in late modern conditions: implications for unsafe sexual practices Helne Joffe; Reading the bleeding body: discourses of premenstrual syndrome Catherine Swann; Menopause: bodily changes and multiple meanings Myra S. Hunter and Irene O'Dea; Anorexic bodies and the discursive production of feminine excess Helen Malson; Index
Classification
Other version
Mapped to