Body and Flesh: A Philosophical Reader / Edition 1

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Attempting to cut a path between the usual alternatives of social constructionist and naturalist approaches to the body, this collection turns to both the biological and the social sciences as a starting point for an adequate critique of the body. moving. The volume then blends seminal essays with new and original pieces to offer a cultural analysis and more. 40 photos. 10 figures.
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"It may be the most comprehensive and impressive collection to date." Dorothea Olkowski, University to Denver

"The volume provides an excellent survey of theories of the body that have been advanced during the Nineties" Lieke van der Scheer, Ethical Perspectives 5

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577181262
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/16/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Donn Welton is Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has served as the Chair of Philosophy Department at Stony Brook and as co-director of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, and has published widely on philosophical psychology, philosophy of the body, and issues in contemporary continental philosophy.

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Table of Contents



Situating the Body: Donn Welton.

Part I: Contested Constructions:.

1. Sex and Gender.

Man and Woman: Rom Harr&eacute.

2. Gender and Performance.

Selections from Gender Trouble: Judith Butler.

3. Power, Practice, and the Body.

"Material Girl": The Effacements of Postmodern Culture: Susan Bordo.

4. The Question of Materiality.

Material Bodies: Susan Heckman;.

Selection from Bodies that Matter: Judith Butler;.

Bringing Body to Theory: Susan Bordo.

5. Renaturalization Theory.

Renaturalizing the Body (with the Help of Merleau-Ponty): Carol Bigwood.

Part II: Constitutional Matrices:.

6. Lived Body.

A Tale of Two Bodies: the Cartesian Corpse and the Lived Body: Drew Leder.

7. Body Image and Body Schema.

Body Image and Body Schema in a Deafferented Subject: Shaun Gallagher and Jonathan Cole.

8. Natural Powers and Animate Form.

Corporeal Archetypes and Power: Preliminary Clarifications and Considerations of Sex: Maxine Sheets-Johnstone.

9. Affectivity and Eros.

Affectivity, Eros and the Body: Donn Welton.

10. Habitualities.

The Ghost of Embodiment: on Bodily Habitudes and Schemata: Edward Casey.

Part III: The Flesh of Culture:.

11. Biblical Roots.

Biblical Bodies: Donn Welton.

12. Situated Bodies.

Throwing like a Girl: Iris Young;.

Pregnant Embodiment: Iris Young;.

"Throwing like a Girl": Twenty Years Later: Iris Young.

13. Slender Bodies.

Reading the Slender Body: Susan Bordo.

14. Regimented Bodies.

Male Bodies and the "White Terror": Klaus Theweleit.

15. Sculpted Bodies.

Women and the Knife: Cosmetic Surgery and the Colonization of Women's Bodies: Katherine Pauly Morgan.

16. Virtual Bodies.

Bodies, Virtual Bodies and Technology: Don Ihde.


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