Tag: Social Shaping of Bodily Experience

Birth as Ritual/Ritual as Birth

Alma Gottlieb , March 11th, 2019


Cultural anthropologist, Robbie Davis-Floyd, is considered by many as the Queen of Childbirth Studies.   A Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of…


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A Tale of Two (Ad) Campaigns

Alma Gottlieb , October 10th, 2017


For a while, the mega-global corporation, Unilever — owner of Dove beauty products — spoke thoughtfully to the world’s women. The 13-year-long “Real Beauty” campaign that…


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The Power of Menstrual Politics

Alma Gottlieb , April 2nd, 2016


The latest in the abortion wars: “One Indiana woman recently created the Facebook page Periods for Pence where she encourages others to call the governor’s office to report their periods,…


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Donald Trump vs. Blood Magic

Alma Gottlieb , August 12th, 2015


Donald Trump has revived old stereotypes in claiming that Fox News commentator/Republican debate moderator Megyn Kelly was ruled by her hormones (“bleeding from her wherever”) when she cri…


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The “Ow” of Pain

Alma Gottlieb , February 2nd, 2015


New research claims that saying “Ow” really can ease the pain. Why am I skeptical? Or, rather, why am I skeptical that this works globally? For one thing,…


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