Five Bodies: Re-figuring Relationships
Five Bodies offers an introduction to some of the most urgent contemporary concerns within the sociology of the body.
The book was first published in 1985 in the USA by Cornell University Press, and was nominated for the John Porter Award (sponsored by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association). A path breaking book, it offered a framework for the growing field of the sociology of the body and opened up 'the body' for sociological research.
This new edition (the previous edition was published by Cornell University Press (1985) has been substantially revised and updated to address today's issues of the body in modern life, community and politics.
John O'Neill examines how embodied selves and relationships are being re-shaped and re-figured and how the embodied figures of the polity, economy and society represent the contested notions of identity, desire, wholeness and fragmentation. He focuses upon those cultural practices through which we map our macro-micro worlds:
· articulating a cosmology
· a body politic
· a productivensumptive economy
· a bio-technological frontier of human design and transplantation
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In turn , the animals appropriate for the table and the altar are herbivorous rather than carnivorous , as though the animals themselves observed the injunction against slaughter , at least in the first Genesis account : ' And to every ...
( Harris , 1978 : 154 ) I cannot close off this controversy without bringing it into the orbit of the structuralist approach to the categorization of human beings , animals , and food . I do so in only the simplest fashion and more with ...
Following Leach ( 1964 ) , let us look at how the domesticated animal series – cattle , pigs , horses , dogs , regarded as a ... Thus it is noticeable that there are fairly strong distinctions between edible and inedible animals , and ...