i Foucault treats the body as if it were one. ii Bartky’s view: “[H]e is blind to those disciplines that produce a modality of embodiment that is peculiarly feminine”. The life and work of Sandra Bartky, a United States feminist. “Foucault, Femininity and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power,” in Feminism and Foucault. Pp. in Bartky, Sandra Lee. “Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power.” Pp. in Feminist Social.

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Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power by Sandra Lee Bartky

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Want to Read saving…. Sandra Lee Bartky published a novel entitled Femininity and Domination which contains one of her most quoted works, “Foucault, Femininity and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power”. An aesthetic patrairchal femininityfor example, t hat mandates fragility and a lack of muscular strength produces female bodies that can offer little resistance patriarcnal physical abuse, and the physical abuse of women by men, as we know, is widespread.

Deanna Marra marked it as to-read Jun 27, First, as I argued earlier, the self-determination we think of as requisite to an artistic career is lacking here: In contemporary patriarchal culture, a panoptical male connoisseur resides within the consciousness of most women: But women know for whom this game is played: University of Illinois, Chicago.

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Bartky explains that the body of the ideal barkty varies with time and is dependent on culture. Stephanie marked it as to-read Dec 15, Discipline can be sought voluntarily as well. Beesknees marked it as to-read Mar 23, You are commenting using your Facebook account. The film Pumping Iron II portrays very clearly the tension of female bodybuilders a tension that enters into formal judging in the sport between muscular development and a properly feminine appearance.

Also, Bartky believes that “class” is largely ignored in very contemporary foucau,t theory though this was not the case earlier in the Second Wave. Retrieved from ” https: Discipline provide and impose one a sense of mastery and a secure sense of identity.

Performance for another femninity not indicate the inferior one or the superior one. Stefan Pacovski added it May 03, The organization works to increase communication fdmininity women and connect the public with forms of women-based media.

Women are expected to always have soft, supple, hairless, and smooth skin, worry about their beauty, be hesitant to extend their body, have a graceful gait and a restricted posture, always avert their eyes, and appear small with hands folded and legs pressed together when they are sitting.

Endnotes reproduced below as they appear efmininity the text. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Ethan Hemming marked it as to-read Apr 18, The New York Times.

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Many of Bartky’s articles have been reprinted in other sources. Femininity and Discipline — the disciplinary practices that construct the ideal body of femininity. Press,pp. Skip to content November 11, Tim BooksGender. Cedar marked it as modernizzation Apr 24, Bartky approaches feminist philosophy without a fixed methodology and so has used phenomenology, existentialism, poststructuralism and Marxism to try to tease philosophical insights out of the feminine condition as some of us live it.

Husbands and fathers enforced patriarchal authority in the family. It is true that the current fitness movement has permitted women to develop more muscular strength and endurance than was heretofore allowed; indeed, images of women have begun to appear in the mass barrtky that seem to eroticize this new muscularity.

Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power

Female Figure that matters. As part of a general philosophical critique of “femininity,” she has also tried to apply certain poststructuralist insights to the problem of “feminine” embodiment, especially Foucault’s claim that certain disciplinary procedures importantly structure subjectivity in modern societies. Many women favors a program of political and economic reform in the struggle to gain equality with men.