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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... economy that would remain subordinate to the overall social order . In The Theory of the Leisure Class ( 1925 ) , Veblen argued that what con- fers upon the pursuit of wealth its insatiable nature is not its function of satisfying ...
... economy . To be sure , the economy expropriates the labor of the body subjecting it to pain in its tasks and to an unsatisfactory standard of living in return for its wages . But consumers can also be taught to devalue their biological ...
... economic decisions removed to the higher levels of the economy . This split is not altered by admitting women into either level of the economy , at least for as long as we retain some line between the consumption imperative and earning ...