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Author: Alphonso Lingis
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyses how our culture elaborates our naturally evolved bodies by calling upon the new means contemporary thinkers have used to understand the body. He explains how we make our bodies foreign to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alphonso Lingis
ISBN: 0415909899 9780415909891 0415909902 9780415909907
OCLC Number: 29635585
Description: xiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Force of the Body. 1. The Competent Body. 2. Orchids and Muscles. 3. Bodies Our Own --
pt. 2. The Pleasure and the Pain. 4. The Subjectification of the Body. 5. The Insistence on Correspondence. 6. These Alien Feelings That Are Our Own --
pt. 3. The Libidinal Economy. 7. Hard Currency. 8. Fluid Economy. 9. Strange Lusts That Are Our Own --
pt. 4. Imperative Bodies. 10. Imperative Surfaces. 11. Elemental Bodies. 12. Foreign Bodies.
Responsibility: Alphonso Lingis.
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