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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Cattle and pigs are less human in this respect . Eating the meat of these animals is eating less of the quintessential animal than eating its innards , again preserving the boundary between humans and animals despite the daily necessity ...
In offering to meet our every need , it seems less to serve us than to enslave us . As Galbraith observes , it is as though our economy were ruled by an evil genius : a a Were it so that a man on arising each morning was assailed by ...
... ( older ) societies whose technology was less industrialized , less militarized and less medicalized than our own , and whose conquest we now offer to redeem with charitable impositions of technical , medical and military ' aid ' .