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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... civil and divine institutions . It is a conceit of logicians that we could think otherwise . Yet , how dare I reinvent anthropomorphism ? Even if I am not afraid of fallacy , oughtn't I to respect intellectual fashion ? We do not belong ...
... civil domain and from which all other human institutions arise . The sacred is not a vision of things beyond what lies before us ; it is the vision that discerns the very realm of thought , an appropriation of reality according to a ...
... civil privatism 44-5 class - as - lifestyle 64 commodities 57 , 59 communicative body 2-4 , 6 , 22 , 58 computers 82-3 consumer bodies 54-65 consumer matriarchy 49-50 consumerism 49-50 , 63-4 consumerized society 49 consumption , work ...