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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Nothing praises our divinity like our machines ; nothing else renders us at once more powerful and more fragile . No holocaust is greater than the one we consecrate to our machines built to destroy as much in peace as in war and which ...
... as Titmuss observes , requires once again that we learn to demarcate civic economy of altruism in which we learn once again that we are social bodies . At the heart 74 Five Bodies.
landscape as wild as that in which Vico's first human beings once stood , listening for the lightning sounds from which they shaped the world's earliest poem , thereby giving to their awkward bodies the human shape of familied society ...