Blood Stories: Menarche and the Politics of the Female Body by Janet Lee,Jennifer Sasser-Coen

By Janet Lee,Jennifer Sasser-Coen

Blood Stories makes a speciality of menarche as a significant point of physique politics in modern US society, emphasizing that ladies are built-in into the social and sexual order during the physique. utilizing oral and written narratives of 104 various girls, the authors tackle the principal query of ways menarche as a physically occasion signifying womanhood takes on cultural value in a society that devalues girls. Exploring problems with illness and concealment and the sexualization of women's our bodies that happens at menarche, the authors emphasize how the politics of gender are negotiated on/through women's bodies.

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