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Body Politics

Author : Thomas C. Shevory
ISBN : 0275967409
Genre : Medical
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Develops critical perspectives on a variety of body technologies and implicates biotechnology and plastic surgery in the subversion and reconstruction of late 20th-century discourses of the body and the body politic.
Category: Medical

American Body Politics

Author : Felipe Smith
ISBN : 0820319333
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Felipe Smith tracks the emergence of particular gender images--such as white witch, black madonna, mammy, and white lady--and their impact on early African American literature. Smith gives us a remarkable synthesis of historical readings combined with a highly original contribution to the comprehension of racial thought and literary writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

Pragmatic Women And Body Politics

Author : Margaret Lock
ISBN : 0521629292
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Volume of accessible essays exploring women's varied responses to medical technology.
Category: Health & Fitness

Body Politics And The Fictional Double

Author : Debra Walker King
ISBN : 0253214092
Genre : Social Science
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This book focuses on the challenges women face when their externally defined identities and representations as bodies - their body fictions - speak louder than what they know to be their lived experience. As objects of interpretation, "female bodies" in search of health care, legal assistance, professional respect, identity confirmation, and financial security must first confront the fictionalized doubles. This volume includes reflections on women's day to day lives, as well as the cultural production (literature, MTV, film etc.) that give body fictions their powerful influence. By exploring how these fictions are manipulated politically, expressively and communally, contributors offer reinterpretations that challenge the fictional double while theorizing the discursive and performative forms that it takes.
Category: Social Science

Body Politics

Author : Mary Jacobus
ISBN : 9781134976089
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Body/Politics demonstrates how many of the controversies in modern science involve or invoke the feminine body as their battleground. This groundbreaking collection addresses such scientific issues as artificial fertilization, the "crisis" in childbirth management,and the medical invention of "female" maladies and the debates surrounding them. In the process it makes an important attempt to remedy the traditional division between science and non-science by focusing on the interconnection of literary, social, and scientific discourses concerning the female body. The editors have brought together noted feminist scholars and critics from various fields. Contributers include Susan Bordo, Mary Ann Doane, Donna Haraway, Emily Martin, Mary Poovey and Paula A. Treichler.
Category: Literary Criticism

New Body Politics

Author : Therí A. Pickens
ISBN : 9781317819509
Genre : Political Science
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In the increasingly multi-racial and multi-ethnic American landscape of the present, understanding and bridging dynamic cross-cultural conversations about social and political concerns becomes a complicated humanistic project. How do everyday embodied experiences transform from being anecdotal to having social and political significance? What can the experience of corporeality offer social and political discourse? And, how does that discourse change when those bodies belong to Arab Americans and African Americans? Therí A. Pickens discusses a range of literary, cultural, and archival material where narratives emphasize embodied experience to examine how these experiences constitute Arab Americans and African Americans as social and political subjects. Pickens argues that Arab American and African American narratives rely on the body’s fragility, rather than its exceptional strength or emotion, to create urgent social and political critiques. The creators of these narratives find potential in mundane experiences such as breathing, touch, illness, pain, and death. Each chapter in this book focuses on one of these everyday embodied experiences and examines how authors mobilize that fragility to create social and political commentary. Pickens discusses how the authors' focus on quotidian experiences complicates their critiques of the nation state, domestic and international politics, exile, cultural mores, and the medical establishment. New Body Politics participates in a vibrant interdisciplinary conversation about cross-ethnic studies, American literature, and Arab American literature. Using intercultural analysis, Pickens explores issues of the body and representation that will be relevant to fields as varied as Political Science, African American Studies, Arab American Studies, and Disability Studies.
Category: Political Science

Fdr S Body Politics

Author : Davis W. Houck
ISBN : 9781603446730
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Franklin Roosevelt instinctively understood that a politician of his era who was unable to control his own body would be perceived as unable to control the body politic. He therefore took great care to hide his polioinduced lameness both visually and verbally. In "FDR's Body Politics, " Houck and Kiewe analyze the silences surrounding Roosevelt's disability, the words he chose to portray himself and his policies as powerful and healthgiving, and the methods he used to maximize the appearance of physical strength.

Sport And Body Politics In Japan

Author : Wolfram Manzenreiter
ISBN : 9781135022358
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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There is more to Japanese sport than sumo, karate and baseball. This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Bridging the gap between Bourdieu and Foucault, it explains the significance of the body as a field of action and a topic of discourse in molding subject and society in modern Japan. More specifically, it provides answers to questions such as how and to what purposes are politics of the body articulated in Japan, particularly in the realm of sport? What is the agenda of state actors that develop politics aiming at the body, and to what degree are political and societal objectives impacted by commercial and non-political actors? How are political decisions on the allocation of resources made, and what are their consequences for sporting opportunities and practices of the body in general? Without neglecting the significance of sport spectatorship, this study takes a particular angle by looking at sport as a field of practice, pain and pleasure.
Category: Sports & Recreation

My Body Politic

Author : Simi Linton
ISBN : 9780472032365
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"My Body Politic begins in the midst of the turmoil over Vietnam and concludes with a meditation on the U.S. involvement in the current war in Iraq and the war's wounded veterans. While a memoir of the author's gradual political awakening, My Body Politic is filled with adventure, celebration, and rock and roll - Salvador Dali, James Brown, and Jimi Hendrix all make cameo appearances."--Jacket.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dismembering The Body Politic

Author : Paul D. Halliday
ISBN : 0521526043
Genre : History
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An account of the emergence of local partisan politics in the century after the English Civil War.
Category: History

Reconstituting The Body Politic

Author : Jonathan M. Hess
ISBN : 0814327885
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The concept that art must have no instrumental function is a doctrine traditionally traced back to Kant's Critique of Judgment. In Reconstituting the Body Politic, Jonathan Hess proposes that this concept of autonomous art marks not a withdrawal from the political realm but the ultimate embodiment of Enlightenment political culture, a response to a crisis in the institution idealized by Jurgen Habermas as the bourgeois public sphere. In Reconstituting the Body Politic, Hess explores the moment in late eighteenth-century Germany that witnessed the emergence of two concepts that marked the modern era: the political concept of the public sphere and the doctrine of aesthetic autonomy. By considering the extent to which, at its very inception, the concept of aesthetic autonomy is inextricably intertwined with the emergence of the concept of the public sphere, he offers both a historical study of the political conditions that produced this concept and a contribution to contemporary literary and political theory. Reading texts by Kant alongside the writings of contemporaries like Karl Philipp Moritz, Hess examines a wide variety of eighteenth-century texts, discourses, and institutions. He then enters into a critical dialogue with Walter Benjamin, Reinhart Koselleck, and Jurgen Habermas to articulate a political critique of this aesthetic. The aesthetic theory of Kant's Critique emerges not as a mere defense of the "disinterestedness" of aesthetic pleasure but as an engaged response to the political limitations of public culture during the Enlightenment. Hess argues for an understanding of these concepts as functionally interdependent, and he reflects on what this interdependence mightmean for the practice of literary and cultural criticism today. His work will interest not only Germanists and critical theorists but also art historians and historians of philosophy and political thought.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Body Politic

Author : Catherine A. Holland
ISBN : 9781136697050
Genre : Political Science
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This work advances an original thesis that challenges the dominant schools of thought concerning the liberal tradition in the US.
Category: Political Science

Bodies Politics And Transformations John Donne S Metempsychosis

Author : Dr Siobhán Collins
ISBN : 9781472402837
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the beginning of the twentieth century, critics have predominantly offered a negative estimate of John Donne’s Metempsychosis. In contrast, this study of Metempsychosis re-evaluates the poem as one of the most vital and energetic of Donne’s canon. Siobhán Collins appraises Metempsychosis for its extraordinary openness to and its inventive portrayal of conflict within identity. She situates this ludic verse as a text alert to and imbued with the Elizabethan fascination with the processes and properties of metamorphosis. Contesting the pervasive view that the poem is incomplete, this study illustrates how Metempsychosis is thematically linked with Donne’s other writings through its concern with the relationship between body and soul, and with temporality and transformation. Collins uses this genre-defying verse as a springboard to contribute significantly to our understanding of early modern concerns over the nature and borders of human identity, and the notion of selfhood as mutable and in process. Drawing on and contributing to recent scholarly work on the history of the body and on sexuality in the early modern period, Collins argues that Metempsychosis reveals the oft-violent processes of change involved in the author’s personal life and in the intellectual, religious and political environment of his time. She places the poem’s somatic representations of plants, beasts and humans within the context of early modern discourses: natural philosophy, medical, political and religious. Collins offers a far-reaching exploration of how Metempsychosis articulates philosophical inquiries that are central to early modern notions of self-identity and moral accountability, such as: the human capacity for autonomy; the place of the human in the ‘great chain of being’; the relationship between cognition and embodiment, memory and selfhood; and the concept of wonder as a distinctly human phenomenon.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare And The Body Politic

Author : Bernard J. Dobski
ISBN : 9780739170960
Genre : Political Science
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The chapters in Shakespeare and the Body Politic examine the tensions between the passion and ambition of individuals and the limits of the political communities that encompass and inform them. Shakespeare provides his audiences and readers both timely and timeless political lessons through his diverse portraits of the body politic in his plays and poetry–from ancient city-states of Greece and Rome to the early modern cities and kingdoms of his own time.
Category: Political Science

I Sing The Body Politic

Author : Peter Swirski
ISBN : 9780773576285
Genre : History
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A critical investigation of the dead ends, dead metaphors, dead bodies, and other historical constants of American politics.
Category: History

Building The Body Politic

Author : Margaret E. Farrar
ISBN : 9780252032271
Genre : Social Science
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Power, language, and urban planning politics in Washington, D.C.
Category: Social Science

Christian Body Politic

Author : Stephen Joel Garver
ISBN : 0972386440
Genre : Religion
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"Do you want to find out CHRISTIAN ideas on POLITICS? This book is for you!" CHRISTIAN BODY POLITIC is a book that tackles difficult questions regarding the Christian perspective on the relationship between Church and State. Leading Christian thinkers and activists discuss such questions as: Did Jesus support the Death Penalty? What role should the Church play in government? What does the Bible teach about governing authority's legitimacy? Is democracy the only Bible-approved government? Professor Stephen Joel Garver has been teaching philosophy courses to students at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA, for a long time, and Prof. Garver shares insightful thoughts on the concept of Jesus as King. What does it mean for our modern society? Professor Cliff Bates, who is teaching political science at the University of Warsaw in POLAND, shares his insights on the concept of the State and Christian responses to it. Prof. Bates discusses the issue of the Holocaust as well. Rev. David Kim, who is a major leader with an evangelical student campus movement, shares his wisdom on the idea of the City of God. If Christians are citizens of the City of God in Heaven, how does that identity relate to Christians' life on earth. Is there a relationship? Does it matter? Rev. Lee Irons, who hosts a Christian think-tank, The Upper Register, gives an informative account of the the current evangelical-reformed discussion on the relationship between Church and State and offers some of his own ideas. The editor of the volume, Christian Kim, presents cogent arguments about Jesus Christ's attitudes about the Death Penalty.
Category: Religion

Gender And The Southern Body Politic

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ISBN : 1617034002
Genre : History
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A re-examination of notable subjects in southern history through the unique lens of gender
Category: History

An American Body Politic

Author : Bernd Herzogenrath
ISBN : 9781584659426
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A reflection on the metaphor of the body politic throughout American history
Category: Literary Criticism

Aids And The Body Politic

Author : Catherine Waldby
ISBN : 9781134768431
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science