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Infant feeding: Medicalization, the state and techniques of the body

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This paper examines infant feeding in relation to three core concerns: its medicalization, normalization by technologies of the state, and its expression through techniques of the body. This three-tiered focus allows for a respective focus on how medicine exercises authority over spheres of life not previously considered medical; the internalisation of the state's disciplinary regimes and their perpetuation through the use of normalising judgement in practice; and the minute practices of ever...

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Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (Other)
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.wsif.2016.10.010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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John Fell Fund More from this funder
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Oxford More from this funder
Galton Institute More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Women's Studies International Forum Journal website
Volume:
60
Pages:
81-88
Publication date:
2016-11-19
Acceptance date:
2016-10-27
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ISSN:
0277-5395
Pubs id:
pubs:842215
URN:
uri:f5a962c5-0048-40a4-a98b-4f6b7c9b5ec0
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uuid:f5a962c5-0048-40a4-a98b-4f6b7c9b5ec0
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pubs:842215

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