New PDF release: Bodies, Speech, and Reproductive Knowledge in Early Modern

By Sara D. Luttfring

ISBN-10: 1138849421

ISBN-13: 9781138849426

This quantity examines early sleek representations of women’s reproductive wisdom via new readings of performs, immense delivery pamphlets, clinical treatises, courtroom files, histories, and extra, that are frequently interpreted as depicting lady reproductive our bodies as passive, silenced items of male keep watch over and critique. Luttfring argues in its place that those texts signify girls workout epistemological regulate over replica throughout the tales they inform approximately their our bodies and the methods they act those tales out, combining speech and actual functionality into what Luttfring calls 'bodily narratives.' the ability of those physically narratives extends past wisdom of person our bodies to incorporate the ways in which women’s tales approximately replica form the patriarchal identities of fathers, husbands, and kings. within the well known print and theater of early smooth England, women’s our bodies, women’s speech, and specifically women’s speech approximately their our bodies practice socially constitutive paintings: developing legible narratives of lineage and inheritance; making and unmaking political alliances; shaping neighborhood economies; and defining/delimiting male socio-political authority in scientific, royal, familial, judicial, and financial contexts. This publication joins growing to be severe dialogue of ways woman reproductive our bodies have been used to symbolize socio-political issues and should be of curiosity to scholars and students operating in early glossy literature and tradition, women’s historical past, and the heritage of medicine.

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