New Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment

  • Clara Fischer
  • Luna Dolezal

Part of the Breaking Feminist Waves book series (BFW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Clara Fischer, Luna Dolezal
    Pages 1-13
  3. Normative Bodies, Ethics, and Vulnerability

  4. New Directions in Feminist Theory

  5. Sex, Violence, and Public Policy

  6. Pregnancy and Reproductive Technology

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 245-252

About this book


Despite several decades of feminist activism and scholarship, women’s bodies continue to be sites of control and contention both materially and symbolically. Issues such as reproductive technologies, sexual violence, objectification, motherhood, and sex trafficking, among others, constitute ongoing, pressing concerns for women’s bodies in our contemporary milieu, arguably exacerbated in a neoliberal world where bodies are instrumentalized as sites of human capital. This book engages with these themes by building on the strong tradition of feminist thought focused on women’s bodies, and by making novel contributions that reflect feminists’ concerns—both theoretically and empirically—about gender and embodiment in the present context and beyond. The collection brings together essays from a variety of feminist scholars who deploy diverse theoretical approaches, including phenomenology, pragmatism, and new materialisms, in order to examine philosophically the question of the current status of gendered bodies through cutting-edge feminist theory.


Feminist theory Corporeal Feminism Embodiment Gender theory female body

Editors and affiliations

  • Clara Fischer
    • 1
  • Luna Dolezal
    • 2
  1. 1.University College DublinDublinIreland
  2. 2.University of ExeterExeterUnited Kingdom

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