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Article: Beyond the vagina-clitoris debate - From naming the genitals to reclaiming the woman's body

TitleBeyond the vagina-clitoris debate - From naming the genitals to reclaiming the woman's body
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Issue Date2005
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/wsif
Citation
Women's Studies International Forum, 2005, v. 28 n. 6, p. 523-534 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study brings in to the open Hong Kong women's suppressed and hidden articulation of their feelings about their sexual body parts. By tracing the heavily regulated and always difficult process by which they came into contact with and related themselves to their sexual body parts, it examines how women were made to develop a sense of self-alienation towards their own bodies, and yet how some of them managed to put up their resistance against such a 'forced' dissociation. It also challenges the assumed superiority of using medico-anatomical language to prescribe 'proper' names for sexual parts, as they are found to possess a high degree of indeterminacy as sites of arousal and pleasure, and subject to the nature of encounters and relational contexts. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172117
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.591
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.405
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dc.contributor.authorHo, PSYen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsang, AKTen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:13Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.citationWomen's Studies International Forum, 2005, v. 28 n. 6, p. 523-534en_US
dc.identifier.issn0277-5395en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172117-
dc.description.abstractThis study brings in to the open Hong Kong women's suppressed and hidden articulation of their feelings about their sexual body parts. By tracing the heavily regulated and always difficult process by which they came into contact with and related themselves to their sexual body parts, it examines how women were made to develop a sense of self-alienation towards their own bodies, and yet how some of them managed to put up their resistance against such a 'forced' dissociation. It also challenges the assumed superiority of using medico-anatomical language to prescribe 'proper' names for sexual parts, as they are found to possess a high degree of indeterminacy as sites of arousal and pleasure, and subject to the nature of encounters and relational contexts. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/wsifen_US
dc.relation.ispartofWomen's Studies International Forumen_US
dc.titleBeyond the vagina-clitoris debate - From naming the genitals to reclaiming the woman's bodyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.wsif.2005.09.008en_US
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dc.identifier.volume28en_US
dc.identifier.issue6en_US
dc.identifier.spage523en_US
dc.identifier.epage534en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000234371100007-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US

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