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Synopsis:

"This anthology brings together many of the leading and most innovative figures rethinking corporeality today. Exploring a number of trajectories with postmodern explorations of the body, this book raises many of the key questions that not only problematize traditional conceptions of the body, but also forge the terms in which new conceptions can be developed". — Elizabeth Grosz, Monash University

"An essential handbook on the social and political reading of the body from an international and comparative perspective". — Sander L. Gilman, University of Chicago

Beginning with the provocative premise that the body is the anchor of the social order, this unique book delves into the multidimensional relationship between sociopolitical bodies and human bodies. Celebrated authors from a range of disciplines explore the ways that prevailing economic and political institutions affect our experience of our physical selves, and, in turn, the ways that our bodily senses, energies, activities, and desires reinforce or challenge the societal status quo. Timely and theoretically sophisticated, this book makes a significant contribution to some of the most vital debates of cultural studies and political theory today.

Synopsis:

Beginning with the provocative premise that the body is the anchor of the social order, this unique book delves into the multidimensional relationship between sociopolitical bodies and human bodies. Celebrated authors, including Judith Butler and Emily Martin, explore the ways that prevailing economic and political institutions affect our physical selves and how we experience them, and, in turn, the ways that our bodily senses, energies, activities, and desires reinforce or challenge the societal status quo. Timely and theoretically sophisticated, this book makes a significant contribution to some of the most vital debates of cultural studies and political theory today.

About the Author

Theordore R. Schatzki and Wolfgang Natter, founding members of the Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky, are coeditors (with John Paul Jones III) of Postmodern Contentions and Objectivity and Its Other. They are also members, respectively, of the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature.

Table of Contents

1. Sociocultural Bodies, Bodies Sociopolitical, Theodore R. Schatzki and Wolfgang Natter

I. Bodies and Selves

2. Performativity's Social Magic, Judith Butler

3. Practiced Bodies: Subjects, Genders, Minds, Theodore R. Schatzki

4. Montaigne on the Arts of Aging and Dying, John O'Neill

II. Political Bodies, Discursively

5. Gray Matters: Brains, Identities, and Natural Rights, Kathi L. Kern

6. Names, Bodies, and the Anxiety of Erasure, Thomas Laqueur

III. Bodies Sociopolitical and Economic

7. The Body at Work: Boundaries and Collectivities in the Late Twentieth Century, Emily

Martin

8. Feminism and the History of the Face, Kathy Peiss

9. From "Trained Gorilla" to "Humanware": Repoliticizing the Body Machine Complex

Between Fordism and Post-Fordism, Ernest J. Yanarella and Herbert G. Reid

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572301405
Editor:
Schatzki, Theodore R.; Natter, Wolfgang
Editor:
Natter, Wolfgang, Ph.D.
Editor:
Schatzki, Theodore R.; Natter, Wolfgang
Editor:
Schatzki, Theodore R.
Editor:
Natter, Wolfgang, Ph.D.
Editor:
Natter, Wolfgang; Schatzki, Theodore R.
Author:
Schatzki, Theodore R.
Author:
Natter, Wolfgang
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Western
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
Political sociology
Subject:
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Multidisciplinary Studies in Social Theory
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , "This anthology brings together many of the leading and most innovative figures rethinking corporeality today. Exploring a number of trajectories with postmodern explorations of the body, this book raises many of the key questions that not only problematize traditional conceptions of the body, but also forge the terms in which new conceptions can be developed". — Elizabeth Grosz, Monash University

"An essential handbook on the social and political reading of the body from an international and comparative perspective". — Sander L. Gilman, University of Chicago

Beginning with the provocative premise that the body is the anchor of the social order, this unique book delves into the multidimensional relationship between sociopolitical bodies and human bodies. Celebrated authors from a range of disciplines explore the ways that prevailing economic and political institutions affect our experience of our physical selves, and, in turn, the ways that our bodily senses, energies, activities, and desires reinforce or challenge the societal status quo. Timely and theoretically sophisticated, this book makes a significant contribution to some of the most vital debates of cultural studies and political theory today.

"Synopsis" by ,
Beginning with the provocative premise that the body is the anchor of the social order, this unique book delves into the multidimensional relationship between sociopolitical bodies and human bodies. Celebrated authors, including Judith Butler and Emily Martin, explore the ways that prevailing economic and political institutions affect our physical selves and how we experience them, and, in turn, the ways that our bodily senses, energies, activities, and desires reinforce or challenge the societal status quo. Timely and theoretically sophisticated, this book makes a significant contribution to some of the most vital debates of cultural studies and political theory today.

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