Re-claiming bodies of knowledge: An exploration of the relationship between feminist theorizing and feminine style in the rhetoric of the boston women's health book collective

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Abstract

This essay offers a rhetorical critique of the five editions of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective's [BWHBC] Our Bodies, Ourselves. The author argues that the BWHBC's books are grounded in an epistemology that privileges women's personal experiences, enabling the collective to participate in and encourage the continuing development of feminist approaches to women's health-care needs. Moreover, the author argues that collective member's use of “feminine style” in their texts follows necessarily from their epistemological assumptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-163
Number of pages37
JournalWestern Journal of Communication
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1997

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