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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Each of the four sides was cut into by ten steps , the tread of each being female and the riser male . Each of the four sides represented a constellation of animals and stars . The north stairway was for men and fishes ; the south ...
a in Plato's Timaeus , literate society still thinks itself as a world body containing all other bodies , thereby bringing each of the four families – the heavenly gods ( which include the stars , planets , earth ) , the birds of the ...
All winged insects , going upon all four , shall be an abomination unto you . Yet these may ye eat of every winged insect that goeth upon all four , which have legs above their feet , with which to leap upon the earth ; Even these of ...