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What's the matter with bodies? : the materializing of women's hormonal bodies and practicing a body without hormones

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dc.contributor.author Quinn, Melody Lynne
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-01T21:45:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-01T21:45:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en
dc.date.issued 2009-12-01T21:45:10Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1923
dc.description.abstract Using illustrations of popular media about female hormones that depict and stereotype women, I theorize towards a more positive approach to women's bodies in flux and change that moves away from the conceptualization of women as Hormonal Bodies towards Bodies without Hormones. I challenge biomedical agency, reductionist biology, a predatory pharmaceutical industry and normative social imperatives to question the assumption of women's bodies as a naturalized pathology. To disrupt the disciplining of women socially constructed as deficient and uncontrollable, I point to the conflict between women's naturally fluxing bodies and emotions, and western society's dominant values shaping women, hormones and contemporary health practices. I reframe women's bodies from problem and limitation to resource and possibility. Neo-materialist views of Deleuze and Guattari, nomadic figurations and rhizomatic thinking are contextualized to women and bodies to produce notions of practicing and experiencing a body of choice unbound to female hormones. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject sex hormones en
dc.subject hormone therapy en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Sciences and Engineering::Health Sciences::Nursing en
dc.title What's the matter with bodies? : the materializing of women's hormonal bodies and practicing a body without hormones en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Moss, Pamela
dc.degree.department School of Nursing en
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing M.N. en


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