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Seeing Her Sex
Medical Archives and the Female Body
Roberta McGrath  

$39.95 Paperback
Release Date: 3/1/2002
ISBN: 9780719041686    

256 Pages

Canadian rights only.
Distributed for Manchester University Press


About the Book

Through a detailed analysis of visual images of the female body, this book examines the relationship between human reproduction and cultural representation from 1750-1910. With examples drawn from medical archives covering engraving, photography, radiography, and microscopy, this interdisciplinary book employs feminist theory, the history of medicine, and philosophy of science, as well as the history of photography. It argues that these historical images - shocking, erroneous, provocative - are crucial in understanding how the subject of human generation has now become the corporate and government-funded science of reproductive biotechnology.

About the Author(s)

Roberta McGrath is Associate Lecturer in Photographic Theory and Criticism at Napier University, Edinburgh.

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Related Topics

History > Other
Gender Studies
Women's Studies

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