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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If blood is considered in theory in law , and is treated in practice as a trading commodity then ultimately human hearts , kidneys , eyes and other organs of the body may also come to be treated as commodities to be bought and sold in ...
Thus the gift of blood has no price ; it must be rich ; it cannot be withheld . Its availability is the mark of a charitable society ; its collection and distribution articulates the anonymous love of that society's members toward their ...
In a blood society , two communities cannot be separated into two immunosystems , one ' outside of , or ghettoized by , the other . Yet , in the context of the global order , the ' first world ' at first toyed with the construction of a ...