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Exploring a feminist routine activities approach to explaining sexual assault
Routine activities theory has generally focused on macro-level data, and has ignored sexual violence. Although virtually all researchers in this area have built offender motivation into the theory,Expand
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Illness and Internet Empowerment: Writing and Reading Breast Cancer in Cyberspace
  • V. Pitts
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Health
  • 1 January 2004
The Internet is now a site where women with breast cancer both read and write about the illness, and in doing so negotiate identity and definitions of situation in disembodied space. Cyberspace hasExpand
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In the Flesh
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`Reclaiming' the Female Body: Embodied Identity Work, Resistance and the Grotesque
This article considers women's use of the body as a site of protest by taking up women's participation in non-mainstream body modification. The use of scarification, multiple genital piercing andExpand
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Body Modification, Self-Mutilation and Agency in Media Accounts of a Subculture
In this article, I focus on the media's framing of non-mainstream body modification as a social problem. I demonstrate, through an analysis of a sample of 35 newspaper articles on body modification,Expand
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Promoting Self-Blame in Hidden Rape Gases
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Book Review: In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification
Bodies, Inscription, and Agency Reclaiming and Female Body: Women Body Modifiers and the Grotesque Sexuality, Queerness and Body Technologies Modern Primitivism and the Deployment of the Other TheExpand
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Visibly Queer: Body Technologies and Sexual Politics
  • V. Pitts
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Sociological quarterly
  • 1 June 2000
Queer body modification is a site for investigating the possibilities and limitations of agency in body practices. This article considers the use of new and recirculated body modificationExpand
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Review Essay
This article situates new ethnographical work in the context of the emerging field of the sociology of the body. The author outlines some of the pressing issues raised in this field surrounding theExpand
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