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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Lest we switch off ourselves , we leave our motors running , the lights on the radio in the background , the TV over the bar , the refrigerator , or the humidifier . When we die , there has to be someone willing to switch off the ...
... industrialized socialist economies have been any the less dangerous to the human future of mankind ) . It is as easy as it is dangerous to beguile ourselves with the endless novelties of a future that will be produced without us .
In a future where science can make babies , we shall no longer need to subordinate enjoying ourselves to ( re ) producing ourselves . Here the only risk to consumer sovereignty is the usual one of restriction of brands / clones in favor ...