Bodies Without Borders

Bodies Without Borders

By: Afshan Jafar (editor), Erynn Masi de Casanova (editor)Hardback

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Globalization is often thought of as an abstract process that happens "out there" in the world. But people are ultimately the driving force of global change, and people have bodies that are absent from current conversations about globalization. The original scholarly research and first-person accounts of embodiment in this volume explore the role of bodies in the flows of people, money, commodities, and ideas across borders. From Zumba fitness classes to martial arts to fashion blogs and the meanings of tattooing, the contributors examine migrating body practices and ideals that stretch across national boundaries.

About Author

Kamille Gentles-Peart, Roger Williams University, USA Monica Moreno Figueroa, Newcastle University, UK Joel Gwynne, National Institute for Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Barbara Sutton, the University at Albany, USA Nahed Eltantawy, High Point University, USA Lionel Loh, University of Singapore, Singapore Thomas J.D. Armbrecht, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Verena Hutter, DePauw University, USA Anisha Gautam, University of New South Wales, Australia Diana Brenscheidt, University of Sonora, Mexico


1. The Global Martial Circuit and Globalized Bodies; Lionel Loh Han Loong 2. West Indian Immigrant Women, Body Politics and Cultural Citizenship; Kamille Gentles-Peart 3. Don't You See? (Personal Reflection); Monica Moreno Figueroa 4. New Femininity, Neoliberalism and Young Women's Fashion Blogs in Singapore and Malaysia; Joel Gwynne 5. Fashion of Fear: Securing the Body in an Unequal Global World; Barbara Sutton 6. My Struggle with the Headscarf (Personal Reflection); Nahed Eltantawy 7. The Face is the Mask: Global Modifications of Body and Soul (Personal Reflection); Thomas J.D. Armbrecht 8. Images in Skin: Tattooed Performers in Germany in the Twentieth Century and Today; Verena Hutter 9. Fragments: Stories of An-Other Life (Personal Reflection); Anisha Gautam 10. 'A Mover la Colita': Zumba Dance-Fitness in Mexico and Beyond; Diana Brenscheidt gen. Jost

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137372185
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 204
  • ID: 9781137372185
  • weight: 415
  • ISBN10: 1137372184

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