Postfeminism and Health: Critical Psychology and Media Perspectives

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Postfeminism and Health: Critical Psychology and Media Perspectives [1 ed.]
1138123773, 9781138123779

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Table of contents :
Cover
Half Title
Series Information
Title Page
Copyright Page
Dedication
Table of contents
Series editor preface
Acknowledgements
Prologue
This girl can
Postfeminist healthism
Overview of the book
Note
1 Self-help
Nobody can be anybody else, but we can all be better
Historicising our ‘inner self’
Between Homo economicus and Homo sentimentalis
The women are not all right
Mean girls grow up
Conclusion: the confidence trick
Notes
2 Weight
In a fat-hating society, is everyone fat?
Governed by the scale
Problems with BMI (or, what to say next time a nurse suggests weighing you)
‘Your health your choices’
Health at every size?
Conclusion: health is not a lifestyle
Notes
3 Technologies
Upgrading the body
Technologies: self, subjectivity, norms and experts
Striving for normalcy with weight-loss surgery
Female genital cosmetic surgery – choice in what context?
Conclusion
Notes
4 Sex
Liberating women
Inventing sex
The rise of the sexpert
The big ‘o’
Sexual dysfunction and risky subjects: am I normal?
Conclusion
Notes
5 Pregnancy
Snapping back into shape
Mapping the pregnant body: historical connections
‘Expecting’: the perfection of postfeminist pregnancy
Governing postfeminist pregnancy
Conclusion
Notes
6 Intimate responsibilities
The good mother
A woman’s place: caring, postfeminism and re-traditionalisation
Responsibility and risk: government, media and commerce
Breast is best?
Conclusion
Notes
7 Pro-ana
Unhealthy transformations
Anorexia in a postfeminist sensibility
Eat something
Pro-ana
Pro-ana, healthism and mediation: ‘those pics make me sick’
Conclusion
Notes
Epilogue
Assembling postfeminism and health
Pulling threads and ending on a high note
Notes
References
Index

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