Meat Market (Paperback)

Laurie Penny

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Modern culture is obsessed with controlling women's bodies. Our societies are saturated with images of unreal, idealised female beauty whilst real female bodies and the women who inhabit them are alienated from their own personal and political potential. Under modern capitalism, women are both consumers and consumed: Meat Market offers strategies for resisting this gory cycle of consumption, exposing how the trade in female flesh extends into every part of women's political selfhood. Touching on sexuality, prostitution, hunger, consumption, eating disorders, housework, transsexualism and the global trade in the signs and signifiers of femininity, Meat Market is a thin, bloody sliver of feminist dialectic, dissecting women's bodies as the fleshy fulcrum of capitalist cannibalism.


Product Details

  • Product code: BEOLW
  • ISBN: 9781846945212
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 14.0cm x 21.7cm
  • Pages: 79
  • Publish date: Fri Apr 29 00:00:00 BST 2011
  • Book points: 6

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