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Bound Feet Blues : A Life Told in Shoes (Hardcover) (Yang-may Ooi)

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In Chinese tradition, women with tiny bound feet were desirable as wives and lovers, their delicate feet seen as objects of both status and sexual ******. What can the ancient tradition of footbinding tell us about the role of women beneath the gaze of men and the relationship between mothers and daughters? Drawing on her own history, novelist and performer Yang-May creates a layered tapestry of meaning and exploration, deftly exploring themes of female desirability, identity and empowerment while giving the reader a compelling insight into her own incredible story.
Number of Pages: 404.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Women, Personal Memoirs, Women's Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Yang-may Ooi
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2016
TCIN: 51096715
UPC: 9781910692301
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-4652

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