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Yoga, the body, and embodied social change: an intersectional feminist analysis
Short Title: Yoga, the body, and embodied social change
Format: Book
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2015
Publisher: Lexington Books
Place of Publication: Lanham
Sources ID: 68206
Notes: Acknowledgements -- Introduction: what's the link between feminism and yoga? / Beth Berila -- Inclusion/exclusion in yoga spaces / Chelsea Jackson Roberts -- In a field of the color purple : inviting yoga spaces for black women's bodies / Marcelle M. Haddix -- "I'm feelin' it." : embodied spiritual activism as a vehicle for queer black liberation / Jillian Ford -- The gender, race, and class barriers enclosing yoga as a white public space / Enoch H. Page -- Towards yoga as property / Roopa Kaushik-Brown -- Yoga, culture and neoliberal embodiment of health / Kerrie Kauer -- Yoga is not dodgeball : mind-body integration and progressive education / Carol Horton -- The intersection of yoga, body image and standards of beauty / Melanie Klein -- Mainstream representations of yoga : capitalism, consumerism, and control of the female body / Diana York Blaine -- "Work off that holiday meal ladies!" : body vigilance and orthorexia in yoga spaces / Jennifer Musial -- Naked yoga and the sexualization of asana / Sarah Schrank -- Reblog if you feel me : love, blackness, and digital wellness / Maria Velazquez -- Fat pedagogy in the yoga class / Kimberly Dark -- Yoga as individual and collective liberation / Beth Berila -- From practice to praxis : mindful lawyering for social change / Thalia González and Lauren Eckstrom -- Embodiment through purusha and prakrti : feminist yoga as a revolution from within / Punam Mehta -- Yoga and disability / Steffany Moonaz -- Yoga as embodied feminist praxis : healing and community-based responses to violence / Beth S. Catlett and Mary Bunn -- Yoga, postfeminism, and the future / Ariane Balizet and Whitney Myerr -- Queering yoga : an ethic of social justice / Jacoby Ballard and Karishma Kripalani -- Conclusion: (un)learning oppression through yoga : the way forward / Chelsea Jackson Roberts and Melanie Klein
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Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change is the first collection to gather together prominent scholars on yoga and the body. Using an intersectional lens, the essays examine yoga in the United States as a complex cultural phenomenon that reveals racial, economic, gendered, and sexual politics of the body. From discussions of the stereotypical yoga body to analyses of pivotal court cases, Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change examines the sociopolitical tensions of contemporary yoga.Because so many yogic spaces reflect the oppressive nature of many other public spheres, the essays in this collection also examine what needs to change in order for yoga to truly live up to its liberatory potential, from the blogosphere around Black women’s health to the creation of queer and trans yoga classes to the healing potential of yoga for people living with chronic illness or trauma. While many of these conversations are emerging in the broader public sphere, few have made their way into academic scholarship. This book changes all that. The essays in this anthology interrogate yoga as it is portrayed in the media, yoga spaces, and yoga as it is integrated in education, the law, and concepts of health to examine who is included and who is excluded from yoga in the West. The result is a thoughtful analysis of the possibilities and the limitations of yoga for feminist social transformation.