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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Re-figuring Relationships John O'Neill. through a crucial mirror stage that enables the infant to become aware of the distinction between its experience of its own body and the other ...
Leonard Barkan ( 1975 : 62 ) has suggested that we can trace roughly three stages in the development of the anthropomorphic image of the universe and society : 1 Simple anthropomorphism : This is the stage we have called the world's ...
It can be approached only relative to specific historical stages and policies of capitalism and the liberal state . ... In order to provide a stage - specific historical analysis of the structure of exploitative relations ruling women ...