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    Criminalizing women's bodies: bodily transformation in women's prisons

    Chamberlen, Anastasia (2012) Criminalizing women's bodies: bodily transformation in women's prisons. In: Bodies of Law/Law and the Body, 30th March 2012, Westminster University, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Event synopsis: Law mediates various power structures and is interwoven with numerous other knowledges that participate in the construction, normalization and regulation of bodies, such as medicine, social media, religion and the nation-state. Numerous feminist legal scholars have commented on law’s intimate relationship to, for example, medical discourses, arguing that the shape of legal power has changed to more regulatory and disciplinary forms. Inevitably law’s relationship to bodies/states of embodiment alters as it takes on these increasingly pervasive roles. One might conclude that the notion of a space where the law will not intervene is a liberal fantasy, out of step with the reality of law’s operations. How, then, should law be evaluated and/or harnessed?

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 10:22
    Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 10:22
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14583

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