Perspectives on Embodiment: The Intersections of Nature and Culture


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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415915861
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/23/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Weiss is Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Ph.D. program in the Human Sciences at The George Washington University. She is the author of Body Images (Routledge 1998). Honi Fern Haber was Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Colorado, Denver. She is the author of Beyond Postmodern Politics (Routledge 1994). She died in 1995.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Identifying Bodies and Bodily Identifications
1 Critical Resistance: Foucault and Bourdieu 3
2 The Soul of America: Whiteness and the Disappearing of Bodies in the Progressive Era 23
3 The Abject Borders of the Body Image 41
4 Claiming One's Identity: A Constructivist/Narrativist Approach 61
Pt. 2 Embodied Mind: Phenomenological Approaches to Cognitive Science, Psychology, and Anthropology
5 Embodied Reason 81
6 The Challenge of Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Embodiment for Cognitive Science 103
7 Affordances: An Ecological Approach to First Philosophy 121
8 Embodiment and Cultural Phenomenology 143
Pt. 3 Rewriting the History of the Body
9 Returning the Gaze: The American Response to the French Critique of Ocularcentrism 165
10 The Epoch of the Body: Need and Demand in Kojeve and Lacan 183
11 Disciplining the Dead 213
12 The Preservation and Ownership of the Body 233
Contributors 262
Index 265
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