Body Battlegrounds: Transgressions, Tensions, and Transformations offers a superb learning resource for exploring the body in social, emotional, cultural, and political contexts across many different career stages and disciplines. Edited by seasoned embodiment scholars Dr. Chris Bobel and Dr. Samantha Kwan, this new collection brings together 13 research reflections and 16 personal essays on different aspects of embodied resistance. It offers an expansive view of intersecting forms of body marginalization and ways to center these experiences in seeking embodiment justice. It also makes a superb resource for orienting learners at all career stages to embodied resistance and its crucial role in contemporary society. Body Battlegrounds is particularly useful for qualitative pedagogy because it presents diverse applications of qualitative methods in discovering patterns of embodied resistance.


Body Battlegrounds, Embodied Resistance, Body Marginalization, Embodiment Justice, Qualitative Pedagogy

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Dr. Alexandra "Xan" C.H. Nowakowski is a medical sociologist and public health program evaluator focused on health equity in aging with chronic disease. They currently serve as an Assistant Professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine. They also collaboratively manage the Write Where It Hurts outreach project focused on scholarship informed by lived experience. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: xnowakowski@fsu.edu.

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