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Embodiment and agency

Author: Sue Campbell; Letitia Meynell; Susan Sherwin
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A collection of essays in feminist philosophy. Contributors theorize how we act through differently acculturated bodies in a variety of interpersonal and political contexts. Addresses recent feminist challenges to bring the body more fully and positively into theory"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Campbell; Letitia Meynell; Susan Sherwin
ISBN: 9780271035222 0271035226
OCLC Number: 303724337
Description: vi, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Minding bodies / Letitia Meynell --
Becoming embodied subjects --
Emotional metamorphoses : the role of others in becoming a subject / Kym Maclaren --
Racial grief and melancholic agency / Angela Failler --
A knowing that resided in my bones : sensuous embodiment and trans social movement / Alexis Shotwell --
The phrenological impulse and the morphology of character / Rebecca Kukla --
Personal identity, narrative integration, and embodiment / Catriona Mackenzie --
Bodily limits to autonomy : emotion, attitude, and self-defense / Sylvia Burrow --
Embodied relations, political contexts --
Relational existence and termination of lives : when embodiment precludes agency / Susan Sherwin --
A body no longer of one's own / Monique Lanoix --
Premature (m)othering : Levinasian ethics and the politics of fetal ultrasound imaging / Jacqueline M. Davies --
Inside the frame of the past : memory, diversity, and solidarity / Sue Campbell --
Collective memory or knowledge of the past : "covering reality with flowers" / Susan E. Babbitt --
Agency and empowerment : embodied realities in a globalized world / Christine M. Koggel.
Responsibility: edited by Sue Campbell, Letitia Meynell, and Susan Sherwin.

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