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 . ... The granary was entered from the sixth step on the north side , just wide enough to let a man's body pass .
The latter settles the issue in the functional asymmetry of the brain , the dominance of the left side of the brain being responsible for the dominance of the right hand . In this case , as with so many other sociological phenomena ...
Each side will characterize the other according to its own wit . But it will be difficult for either side to ground its own wit in sound institutions . Such is the predicament of postmodernity : the fundamentalists will invoke an ...