Giving the Body Its Due

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A volley of 11 essays, from an interdisciplinary conference in Eugene, Oregon, November 1989, loosed at the Cartesian duality of mind/body as it is entrenched in Western philosophy, medicine, education, language, etc. Addressed to educated nonspecialists, they discuss such topics as Eastern bodywork, the body as healer, art as the speech of the body. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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1. Charting the Interdisciplinary Course
Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

2. The Bodily Nature of the Self or What Descartes Should Have Conceded Princess Elizabeth
Albert A. Johnstone

3. An Eastern Concept of the Body: Yuasa's Body-Scheme
Shigenori Nagatomo

4. Minding the Body: The Placebo Effect Unmasked
Daniel E. Moerman

5. The Body as Healer: A Revisioning of Trauma and Anxiety
Peter Levine

6. Life under Stress: From Management to Mourning
Robert Kugelmann

7. The Materialization of the Body: A History of Western Medicine, A History in Process
Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

8. The Human Body as Historical Matter and Cultural Symptom
Robert D. Romanyshyn

9. Making the Unknown Known: Art as the Speech of the Body
Mical Goldfarb

10. The Wider Role of Bodily Sense in Thought and Language
Eugene T. Gendlin

11. Body Process in the Evolution of Language
Mary LeCron Foster


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