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By Monica J. Casper, Lisa Jean Moore

We recognize extra in regards to the actual body—how it starts off, the way it responds to disorder, even the way it decomposes—than ever ahead of. but now not all our bodies are created equivalent, a few our bodies basically count number greater than others, and a few our bodies will not be famous in any respect. In Missing Bodies, Monica J. Casper and Lisa Jean Moore discover the surveillance, manipulations, erasures, and visibility of the physique within the twenty-first century. The authors learn our bodies, either genuine and symbolic, in a number of arenas: pornography, model, activities, medication, images, cinema, intercourse paintings, hard work, migration, scientific tourism, and battle. This new politicsof visibility may end up in the overexposure of a few bodies—Lance Armstrong, Jessica Lynch—and to the close to invisibility of others—dead Iraqi civilians, unlawful immigrants, the sufferers of HIV/AIDS and "natural" disasters.

Missing Bodies offers a choice for a brand new, engaged manner of seeing and getting better our bodies in a global that regularly, frequently strategically,obscures or erases them. It poses tricky, even startling questions: Why did it take goodbye for the USA media to start telling tales in regards to the "falling our bodies" of 11th of September? Why has the us executive refused to permit photos or filming of flag-draped coffins wearing the our bodies of squaddies who're demise in Iraq? Why are the our bodies of ladies and ladies so relentlessly sexualized? through interpreting the cultural politics at paintings in such disappearances and inclusions of the actual physique the authors exhibit how the social, clinical and fiscal results of visibility can present or undermine privilege in society.

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