Body A Reader

ISBN-10: 041534008X
ISBN-13: 9780415340083
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $71.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The body has become an increasingly significant concept over recent years and this work offers a stimulating overview of the main topics, perspectives and theories which surround the issue.

Notes on contributors
Series
Editor's
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction Mariam Fraser and Monica Greco
What is a Body?
Refiguring Bodies
The Experience of the Body and Classical Psychology Maurice
The Burden and Blessing of Mortality
Ethology, Spinoza and Us
Bodies that Matter
The Body and Social (Dis)order
Techniques of the Body
The Two Bodies
Embodied Information in Face-to-Face Interaction Erving Goffman
Belief and the Body Pierre Bourdieu
The Grotesque Image of the Body Mikhail Bakhtin
Civilisation and Psychosomatics
The Political Investment of the Body Michel Foucault
Bodies and Identities
Lesbian Bodies: Tribates, tomboys and tarts
Thin is the Feminist Issue
Ageing and its Embodiment
Divinity: A dossier, a performance piece, a little-understood emotion Eve Kofosky Sedgwick and Michael Moon
(Dis)identifications of Class: On not being working class Beverley Skeggs
In Novel Conditions: The cross-dressing psychiatrist Rosanne
Endangered/endangering: Schematic racism and white paranoia
Normal Bodies, or Not
Orgasm, Generation, and the Politics of Reproductive Biology
Measuring Heads
The Body in the Archive Alan Sekula
Visualising the Disabled Body: The classical nude and the fragmented torso
Bodies, Disability and Spaces: The social model and disabling spatial organizations
Monstruosity and the Monstrous Georges Canguilhem
Bodies in Health and Disease
Complex Systems Emily Martin
Portraits of People with AIDS
The Global Traffic in Human Organs Nancy
The Self Unmade: Embodied paranoia
Hypochondriasis: The ironic disease
Bodies and Technologies
Genetic Risk and the Birth of the Somatic Individual
The Biopolitics of Postmodern Bodies: Constitutions of self in immune system discourse
The Pleasure of the Interface Claudia Springer
Race Ends Here
IatroGenesis: The visible human project and the reproduction of life
Twice Dead: Organ transplants and the reinvention of death
Bodies in Consumer Culture
Soft-soaping Empire: Commodity racism and imperial advertising
The Finest Consumer Object: The body
The Commercialization of Discipline: Keep-fit culture and its values
The United Colors of Diversity: Essential and inessential culture
Enterprising Kinship: Consumer choice and the new reproductive technologies
Body Ethics
'Clay Cunningly Compounded' Peter Brown
'I do not want to look like
Survival as a Social Construct
The Body's Problems with Illness
The Structure of Torture Elaine Scarry Guide to
Further Reading
Index

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