Meat market : female flesh under capitalism

by Laurie Penny

Paper Book, 2011


Modern culture is obsessed with controlling women's bodies. Our societies are saturated with images of unreal, idealised female beauty whilst real female bodies and the women who inhabit them are alienated from their own personal and political potential. Under modern capitalism, women are both consumers and consumed: Meat Market offers strategies for resisting this gory cycle of consumption, exposing how the trade in female flesh extends into every part of women's political selfhood.



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Winchester, UK ; Washington, USA : Zero Books, 2011.

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LibraryThing member MarthaJeanne
There is no excuse for the poor formatting of this Zero books ebook. The last line of each paragraph overlaps the first line of the next paragraph slightly. Marked down one star for being so hard to read.

Marked down another star for excess use of political terminology instead of normal language.
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The other stars were removed for lack of anything useful to say and for excessive ranting. The only positive thing to say about this book is that is short. Actually by now I should be in negative stars, but 1/2 will have to do.
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