So far, this book is amazing.I knew I liked Amelia Jones from a few articles of hers I had read on the same topic.She is just incredibly smart and insightful in debunking much theory that has come before her and answering to the predominant writing on body / performance art by Peggy Phelan and others.Plus, she gives Hannah Wilke her due with the cover image and devoting an entire chapter to her work.Her arguments are carefully constructed and precise, and she seems to be as equally frustrated by sortof mindless alignments with sexist Freudian theory and go-to Marxism in academia as I am.(I found Kathy O'Dell's "Contract with the Skin" lacking-uh, pun intended-for that reason).I have a feeling this will become a sort of bible for me.