Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility (Biopolitics)

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Explores the surveillance, manipulations, erasures, and visibility of the body in the twenty-first century. This book examines bodies, both actual and symbolic, in a variety of arenas: pornography, fashion, sports, medicine, photography, cinema, sex work, labor, migration, medical tourism, and war.

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"Shows the structural and symbolic processes underlying bodily erasure and exposure; a major accomplishment." --Nelly Oudshoorn, author of The Male Pill

"Missing Bodies focuses our attention on what is not there, and thus brilliantly illuminates just what is! This is a creative, thoughtful, exciting book, a fine contribution to the growing literature on the sociology of the body." --Barbara Katz Rothman, author of Recreating Motherhood

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Monica J. Casper is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the School of Sociology and the Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona. Her publications include Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility.

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