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Body/State by Angus Cameron, Jen Dickinson and Nicola Smith (eds)

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

Physique and kingdom brings jointly unique essays addressing a variety of features 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 elements, the 1st half, 'Bodies converted and Divided' considers how the creation, law, policing and upkeep of borders (physical, social, sexual, political, spiritual, etc.) are used to allow 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 think about how they're enrolled within the complicated constructions of capitalist trade that shape the root for holding and contesting a collection 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 alterations 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 through 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. eventually, half 5, ‘The physique Virtual’, examines the impression of recent applied sciences and on-line areas either at the intimate regulatory achieve of states into and throughout our bodies and at the nature of embodiment itself. A assorted selection of essays that handle very important and intricate themes in a readable and inventive means.

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Lightfoot-Klein, H. 1989. Prisoners of Ritual: An odyssey into female circumcision in Africa. New York: Harrington Park. McClintock, A. ed. 1997. Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, nation and postcolonial perspectives, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. McRobbie, A. 2009. The Aftermath of Feminism: Gender, Culture and Social Change. London: Sage. Minh-ha, T. 1991. When the Moon Waxes Red. London: Routledge. ——— 1997. Not You / Like You: Postcolonial Women and the Interlocking Questions of Identity and Difference, in Dangerous Liasons: Gender, Nation and Postcolonial Perspectives, edited by A.

However, WHO’s definition of FGM does not exclude FGCS procedures and can easily be extended to FGCS practices: Body/State 26 Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons (WHO 2009). Although not acknowledged by WHO, this definition would suggest that FGCS practices are no different to practices that international institutions see as the mutilation and abuse of the female body; as markers of female disempowerment in some parts of the ‘developing world’.

Given the existence of a World Medical Association declaration that speaks directly to the feeding of conscious hunger strikers—and given that both the Malta and Tokyo Declarations were cited by critics of Department of Defense practices (Nicholl et al. 2006, Cady 2006)—it is difficult to see the Department of Defense’s claim of compliance with its own interpretation of the Malta Declaration as anything but a diversion from the reality of its non-compliance with the World Medical Association’s guidelines, guidelines intelligible to anyone willing to engage in a good faith reading of both of the relevant declarations.

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