The Managed Body

Developing Girls and Menstrual Health in the Global South

Authors: Bobel, Chris

  • Offers an innovative addition to the field of Critical Menstrual Studies, a rapidly growing new field of study across an array of disciplines
  • Draws on deep qualitative and analytic wells in order to shed critical light on contemporary broad, global, girl-centered MHM crusades
  • Includes a uniquely rich, mixed-methods fieldwork on three continents
  • Grapples with key issues in MHM in  a theoretically sophisticated, multidisciplinary manner
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About this book

The Managed Body is an invested critique of the discourses of ‘Menstrual Hygiene Management’ (MHM) — a growing social movement to support menstruating girls in low and middle income countries. Bobel shows how MHM organizations frame the issues by claiming girls face ‘a hygienic crisis’ that authorizes rescue. Faced by the challenges of capturing attention and directing resources, MHM supporters often inadvertently rely upon weak evidence and spectacularized representations to promote a product-centered, consumerist agenda that actually accommodates more than it resists the core problem of menstrual stigma.

About the authors

Chris Bobel is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston and past president of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. Her other books include New Blood: Third Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation and Embodied Resistance: Challenging the Norms, Breaking the Rules.

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89414-0
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price for Mexico
  • Due: 10 de noviembre de 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89413-3
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Managed Body
Book Subtitle
Developing Girls and Menstrual Health in the Global South
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Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89414-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89413-3
Edition Number
1
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