Sex Roles (2011) 65:653–655 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-9953-0 BOOK REVIEW Personal Biography to Social Policy Implications of the Politics Surrounding Women’s Bodies The Politics of Women’s Bodies: Sexuality, Appearance, and Behavior, 3rd edition. Edited by Rose Weitz, New York, Oxford University Press, 2010. 352 pp. $39.95, (paperback). ISBN10: 0195390636; ISBN13: 9780195390636 Kathy S. Stolley Published online: 23 February 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 This most recent edition of The Politics of Women’s Bodies: socially constructed, how these social constructions can be used to control women’s lives, and how women can resist Sexuality, Appearance, and Behavior, 3rd edition, brings together an impressive selection of articles that represent these forces.” As this description suggests, the concept of the continually growing literature on the politics of agency—women’s control of their own bodies and choices women’s bodies. Strengths of the anthology include its versus social and cultural norms and power structures—is range of topics and interdisciplinary perspective. Authors re-visited in various ways throughout the book. Authors hail from a variety of disciplines including sociology, address how and why women consciously and uncon- women’s and gender studies, history, philosophy, psychol- sciously participate in body politics, and how in doing so ogy, communications, political science, and
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