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Zone 4: Fragments for a History of the Human Body - Part 2 (Fragments for a History of the Human Body)

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The 48 essays and photographic dossiers in these three volumes examine the history of the human body as a field where life and thought intersect. They show how different cultures at different times have entwined physical capacities and mental mechanisms in order to construct a body adapted to moral ideas or social circumstances the body of a charismatic citizen or a visionary monk a mirror image of the world or a reflection of the spirit.

Each volume emphasizes a particular perspective. Part 1 explores the human body's relationship to the divine, to the bestial, and to the machines that imitate or simulate it. Part 2 covers the junctures between the body's "outside" and "inside" by studying the manifestations - or production - of the soul and the expression of the emotions and, on another level, by examining the speculations inspired by cenesthesia, pain, and death. Part 3 brings into play the classical opposition between organ and function by showing how organs or bodily substances can be used to justify or challenge the way human societies function and, conversely, how political and social functions tend to make the bodies of the persons filling them the organs of a larger body - the social body or the universe as a whole.

Among the contributors to Fragments for a History of the Human Body are Mark Elvin, Catherine Gallagher, Françoise Héritier Augé, Julia Kristeva, William R. LaFleur, Thomas W. Laqueur Jacques Le Goff, Nicole Loraux, Mario Perniola, Hillel Schwartz, Jean Starobinski, Jean Pierre Vernant, and Caroline Walker Bynum.

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Part 2 covers the junctures between the body's "outside" and "inside" by studying the manifestations - or production - of the soul and the expression of the emotions and, on another level, by examining the speculations inspired by cenesthesia, pain, and death.

Synopsis:

The 48 essays and photographic dossiers in these three volumes examine the history of the human body as a field where life and thought intersect. They show how different cultures at different times have entwined physical capacities and mental mechanisms in order to construct a body adapted to moral ideas or social circumstances the body of a charismatic citizen or a visionary monk a mirror image of the world or a reflection of the spirit.

Synopsis:

Among the contributors to Fragments for a History of the Human Body are Mark Elvin, Catherine Gallagher, Fran?oise H?ritier Aug?, Julia Kristeva, William R. LaFleur, Thomas W. Laqueur Jacques Le Goff, Nicole Loraux, Mario Perniola, Hillel Schwartz, Jean Starobinski, Jean Pierre Vernant, and Caroline Walker Bynum.

About the Author

Michel Feher is a founding editor and publisher of Zone Books. He is the author of Powerless by Design: The Age of the International Community and the editor of Fragments for a History of The Human Body (with Ramona Naddaff and Nadia Tazi).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780942299243
Subtitle:
Fragments for a History of the Human Body - Part 2
Editor:
Feher, Michel
Author:
Feher, Michel
Author:
Naddaff, Ramona
Author:
Tazi, Nadia
With:
Tazi, Nadia
With:
Naddaff, Ramona
Publisher:
Zone Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humanism
Subject:
Body, human
Subject:
Body, Human (Philosophy)
Subject:
Movements - Humanism
Subject:
General Philosophy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fragments for a History of the Human Body
Series Volume:
II
Publication Date:
19890201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
147
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.33x7.27x1.47 in. 2.41 lbs.

Related Subjects

Humanities » Literary Criticism » Literary and Cultural Studies

Zone 4: Fragments for a History of the Human Body - Part 2 (Fragments for a History of the Human Body)
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Product details 560 pages Zone Books - English 9780942299243 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Part 2 covers the junctures between the body's "outside" and "inside" by studying the manifestations - or production - of the soul and the expression of the emotions and, on another level, by examining the speculations inspired by cenesthesia, pain, and death.
"Synopsis" by , The 48 essays and photographic dossiers in these three volumes examine the history of the human body as a field where life and thought intersect. They show how different cultures at different times have entwined physical capacities and mental mechanisms in order to construct a body adapted to moral ideas or social circumstances the body of a charismatic citizen or a visionary monk a mirror image of the world or a reflection of the spirit.
"Synopsis" by , Among the contributors to Fragments for a History of the Human Body are Mark Elvin, Catherine Gallagher, Fran?oise H?ritier Aug?, Julia Kristeva, William R. LaFleur, Thomas W. Laqueur Jacques Le Goff, Nicole Loraux, Mario Perniola, Hillel Schwartz, Jean Starobinski, Jean Pierre Vernant, and Caroline Walker Bynum.
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