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Perspectives on embodiment : the intersections of nature and culture

Author: Gail Weiss; Honi Fern Haber
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays from contributors including Martin Jay, Hubert Dreyfus and David Hoy, this text offers a look at the ways in which nature and culture interact to produce embodied subjects.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Weiss; Honi Fern Haber
ISBN: 0415915856 9780415915854 0415915864 9780415915861 9780203905258 0203905253
OCLC Number: 39042921
Notes: Papers "inspired by a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute on embodiment ... held at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1994"--Introduction.
Description: xvii, 270 pages : portrait ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Identifying bodies and bodily identification. Critical resistance: Foucault and Bourdieu / David Couzens --
The soul of America: whiteness and the disappearing of bodies in the progressive era / Tracy Fessenden --
The abject borders of the body image / Gail Weiss --
Claiming one's identity: a constructivist/narrativist approach / Sean P. O'Connell --
pt. 2. Embodied mind: phenomenological approaches to cognitive science, psychology, and anthropology. Embodies reason / Mark L. Johnson --
The challenge of Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of embodiment for cognitive science / Hubert L. Dreyfus and Stuart E. Dreyfus --Affordance: an ecological approach to first philosophy / John T. Sanders --Embodiment and cultural phenomenology / Thomas J. Csordas --
pt. 3. Rewriting the history of the body. Returning the gaze: the American response to the French critique of ocularcentrism / Martin Jay --
The epoch of the body: need and demand in Koje︡ve and Lacan / Charles Shepherdson --
Disciplining the dead / Kevin O'Neill --
The preservation and ownership of the body / Thomas F. Tierney.
Responsibility: edited by Gail Weiss & Honi Fern Haber.
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