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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Therefore anthropomorphism is an essential human response ; it is a creative force in the civic shaping of human beings and of their civil and divine institutions . It is a conceit of logicians that we could think otherwise .
The ' sacred ' marks off the clearing , the lightning space , in which it here can be a 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 ...
Index capital culture 63–4 caring tradition 6 civic anthropomorphism 37-8 body politic 46 economy of altruism 74-5 familism 48–53 humanists 79-80 civil privatism 44-5 class - as - lifestyle 64 commodities 57 , 59 communicative body 2–4 ...