Rethinking Ruskin’s Wife’s Vulva

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Show simple item record Braun, Virginia en
dc.contributor.editor Elias, AS en
dc.contributor.editor Gill, R en
dc.contributor.editor Scharff, C en 2018-10-04T03:00:47Z en 2017 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781137477651 en
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dc.description.abstract We look at the past through contemporary eyes, understand it from our present, and can use the familiarities and unfamiliarities in what we see as a tool for critical insight—to render strange what has come to be taken for granted. Here I take a particular historical event—the non-consummation and eventual annulment of the marriage of UK art historian John Ruskin and socialite Effie Gray—as the starting point for a thought experiment intended to denormalise and reframe contemporary vulval modificatory practices. I have written about the vulval aesthetics, representation and practice for over 15 years (Braun 2004, 2005a, 2009a, 2009b, 2010; Braun and Kitzinger 2001; Braun et al. 2013; Braun and Wilkinson 2001, 2003, 2005); I now invite you to join my imaginative journey between the past and present, to (re)make sense of contemporary aesthetic female genital labour as genital labour, rather than (just) personal aesthetics and choice. en
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dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en
dc.relation.ispartof Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Dynamics of virtual work en
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dc.title Rethinking Ruskin’s Wife’s Vulva en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1057/978-1-137-47765-1_3 en
pubs.begin-page 67 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en en
pubs.end-page 82 en UK en
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pubs.elements-id 614270 en Science en Psychology en
pubs.number 3 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-02-22 en

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