Body and flesh : a philosophical reader (Book, 1998) [Beloit College]
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Body and flesh : a philosophical reader

Body and flesh : a philosophical reader

Author: Donn Welton
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The concept of the body is one of the most recent and hotly contested areas of inquiry among philosophers today. This volume captures the different theoretical approaches at the core of current discussion and offers studies that deal with various aspects of the constitution of the body. It is designed primarily to be used on upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses, such as Philosophy of the Body,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Leib
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donn Welton
ISBN: 1577181255 9781577181255 1577181263 9781577181262
OCLC Number: 36847755
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 360 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: Situating the Body / Donn Welton --
I. Contested Constructions. 1. Sex and Gender. Man and Woman / Rom Harre. 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 Hekman. 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 --
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 --
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 / Kathryn Pauly Morgan. 16. Virtual Bodies. Bodies, Virtual Bodies and Technology / Don Ihde.
Responsibility: edited by Donn Welton.


Attempting to cut a third way 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  Read more...
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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 Read more...

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