Perspectives on Embodiment: The Intersections of Nature and Culture

Perspectives on Embodiment: The Intersections of Nature and Culture

by Gail Weiss
     
 

Perspectives on Embodiment offers multiple ways of conceptualizing human corporeality. These essays collectively defy arbitrary distinctions between nature and culture and reveal the complex ways in which nature and culture interact to produce embodied subjects.

A central premise of this collection is that a variety of perspectives is needed to illuminate

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Perspectives on Embodiment offers multiple ways of conceptualizing human corporeality. These essays collectively defy arbitrary distinctions between nature and culture and reveal the complex ways in which nature and culture interact to produce embodied subjects.

A central premise of this collection is that a variety of perspectives is needed to illuminate the fluid, ever-changing features of human corporeality. This book not only explores what it means to be an embodied subject, but also encourages speculation about our future bodily incarnations.

(Linda Alcoff)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415915854
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/16/1999
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1Identifying Bodies and Bodily Identifications
1Critical Resistance: Foucault and Bourdieu3
2The Soul of America: Whiteness and the Disappearing of Bodies in the Progressive Era23
3The Abject Borders of the Body Image41
4Claiming One's Identity: A Constructivist/Narrativist Approach61
Pt. 2Embodied Mind: Phenomenological Approaches to Cognitive Science, Psychology, and Anthropology
5Embodied Reason81
6The Challenge of Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Embodiment for Cognitive Science103
7Affordances: An Ecological Approach to First Philosophy121
8Embodiment and Cultural Phenomenology143
Pt. 3Rewriting the History of the Body
9Returning the Gaze: The American Response to the French Critique of Ocularcentrism165
10The Epoch of the Body: Need and Demand in Kojeve and Lacan183
11Disciplining the Dead213
12The Preservation and Ownership of the Body233
Contributors262
Index265

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