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Embodying the monster [electronic resource] : encounters with the vulnerable self / Margrit Shildrick.

By: Shildrick, Margrit.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered): Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2002Description: 1 online resource (viii, 153 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781412933469 (electronic bk.); 1412933463 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Body image | Abnormalities, Human | Electronic books | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular CultureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Embodying the monster.DDC classification: 306.4 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Margrit Shildrick's exploration of the monstrous reveals how humans register concepts of bodily normality and perfection. The author calls upon society to rethink the monstrous, not as an abnormal category, but as a condition of attractiveness.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [142]-148) and index.

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Margrit Shildrick's exploration of the monstrous reveals how humans register concepts of bodily normality and perfection. The author calls upon society to rethink the monstrous, not as an abnormal category, but as a condition of attractiveness.

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Embodying the monster by Shildrick, Margrit. ©2002
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