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By Angus Cameron, Jen Dickinson and Nicola Smith (eds)

Physique and nation brings jointly unique essays addressing numerous elements of the evolving interplay among our bodies and states. whereas every one essay has varied empirical and/or theoretical concentration, authors examine a few overlapping topics to understand the state's engagement with, and challenge approximately, our bodies. Divided into 5 components, the 1st half, 'Bodies changed and Divided' considers how the construction, rules, policing and upkeep of borders (physical, social, sexual, political, non secular, etc.) are used to let or constrain the actual (re)shaping of the physique. half , 'Capital Bodies', extends the state's main issue with the flows of our bodies that make up the country to contemplate how they're enrolled within the advanced constructions of capitalist alternate that shape the root for conserving and contesting a suite of relationships among states and markets. half 3, 'Deviance and Resistance', examines either how states search to self-discipline ‘non-normal’ our bodies and appreciates the means of adjustments within the socio-cultural which means and nature of our bodies to withstand and/or get away states. half 4, ‘Sovereignty and Surveillance’, develops subject matters of deviancy and resistance by means of contemplating the influence of recent applied sciences either at the intimate regulatory achieve of states into and throughout our bodies and at the nature of embodiment itself. ultimately, half 5, ‘The physique Virtual’, examines the impression of latest applied sciences and on-line areas either at the intimate regulatory succeed in of states into and throughout our bodies and at the nature of embodiment itself. A different choice of essays that handle very important and intricate themes in a readable and artistic approach.

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Another procedure where there are direct comparisons between forms of FC/ FGM and FGCS concerns genital modifications made after childbirth. In countries that practice the most extreme forms of FC/FGM women after childbirth often go through a reinfibulation procedure – this is the sewing shut of scars post childbirth. This practice is done to tighten the vagina in order to increase male stimulation through intercourse (Gruenbaum 1997) and, as a byproduct, in some societies to prevent the husband from taking another wife (Lightfoot-Klein 1980: 99).

Violence Against Women, 8(4), 495-521. Witt, C. 1995. Anti- Essentialism in Feminist Theory. Philosophical Topics, 23(2), 321-344. This page has been left blank intentionally Chapter 3 Hunger Strike: The Body as Resource Reecia Orzeck We have a policy that is to preserve life. That policy is an ethical policy. It’s in the best interests of the individual who is a hunger striker, for his life to be preserved, in our judgment (Winkenwerder 2006). Introduction The first coordinated hunger strike at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility began in February of 2002, and the last of these strikers were the first to be fed against their will by the United States Department of Defense (Dao 2002).

In other words, if we’re there to protect and sustain someone’s life, why would we actually go to the point of putting that person’s life at risk before we act? So I think we’re operating on a very similar set of ethical reasoning, but it’s applied at an earlier stage” (quoted in Mitchell 2006: 10). 4 The Malta Declaration was first adopted in 1991; it was revised in 1992 and in 2006. The 2006 revision was deemed necessary given the “erroneous interpretations” of the Declaration in circulation (World Medical Association 2006).

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