Bodies of Resistance: New Phenomenologies of Politics, Agency and Culture (BOK)

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This startling volume explores the traumas and possibilities of embodiment as it is lived in a political world. Unveiling the influence of phenomenology, particularly that of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, on contemporary thought, Bodies of Resistance cuts across the disciplines of philosophy, political theory, literature, and cultural studies to explore anew how we are at once produced by and resist cultural norms.

Recent theory in the humanities and social sciences has cultivated a sophisticated understanding of the deep structures of cultural forces, how our ways of seeing as well as gesturing, dressing, speaking, and silencing shape a "style" of being in the world. The essays in this volume add further nuance to this understanding; but, more fundamentally, they address a prior ontological question: What is this "being" that is styled? And what is this embodied, performing subject that can initiate a resistant encounter with social scripts, whether in prisons, in musical performances, in discourse, or perhaps even in utero? The essays here describe this resistance in creative phenomenological terms so as to extend our conceptions of how agency unfolds from and through the body or bodies. As such, this collection of onto-political meditations will provoke fresh thinking among a wide range of writers and teachers in the social sciences and humanities.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2001 Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780810118478 Antall sider 312
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,9cm Vekt 463 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Laura Doyle
Emner og form Social & political philosophy, Phenomenology & Existentialism

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