|February 23, 2011
Barbara Sutton will talk about the findings and arguments in her recently published book, Bodies in Crisis: Culture, Violence, and Women’s Resistance in Neoliberal Argentina (Rutgers 2010).
Barbara Sutton will talk about the findings and arguments in her recently published book.
Barbara Sutton received funding from the Center for the Study of Women in Society to pursue the research on which this book is based. Winner of the 2004 CSWS Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship, Sutton earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Oregon (2004). She also has a law degree from the National University of Buenos Aires (1993), Argentina. Sutton is an assistant professor of women’s studies at the University of Albany, SUNY, affiliated with the departments of sociology and Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies.
From the publisher: “Born and raised in Argentina and still maintaining significant ties to the area, Barbara Sutton examines the complex, and often hidden, bodily worlds of diverse women in that country during a period of profound social upheaval. Based primarily on women’s experiential narratives and set against the backdrop of a severe economic crisis and intensified social movement activism post-2001, Bodies in Crisis illuminates how multiple forms of injustice converge in and are contested through women’s bodies. Sutton reveals the bodily scars of neoliberal globalization; women’s negotiation of cultural norms of femininity and beauty; experiences with clandestine, illegal, and unsafe abortions; exposure to and resistance against interpersonal and structural violence; and the role of bodies as tools and vehicles of political action.”
Sponsored by the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society and others.