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Reading And The Body

Author : Thomas Mc Laughlin
ISBN : 9781137522894
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Literary theory has been dominated by a mind/body dualism that often eschews the role of the body in reading. Focusing on reading as a physical practice, McLaughlin analyzes the role of the eyes, the hands, postures and gestures, bodily habits and other physical spaces, with discussions ranging from James Joyce to the digital future of reading.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reading The Body

Author : Alison E. Rautman
ISBN : 0812217098
Genre : Social Science
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In this volume classical archaeologists and anthropologists discuss mutually beneficial perspectives in method and theory as these relate to issues of gender.
Category: Social Science

Reading The Body

Author : Wataru Ohashi
ISBN : 0140193626
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A fascinating guide to self-awareness and living well through the Oriental technique of shiatsu. Filled with diagrams, drawings, and sample diagnoses, this is not only a practical guidebook, but also a fascinating meditation on how to live.
Category: Health & Fitness

Reading The Human Body

Author : Mladen Popović
ISBN : 9789004157170
Genre : Religion
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Offering new reconstructions and interpretations of physiognomic and astrological texts from Qumran in comparison with Babylonian and Greco-Roman texts, this book gives a fresh view of their sense, function, and status within both the Qumran community and Second Temple Judaism.
Category: Religion

Technologies Of The Gendered Body

Author : Anne Marie Balsamo
ISBN : 0822316986
Genre : Social Science
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This book takes the process of "reading the body" into the fields at the forefront of culture—the vast spaces mapped by science and technology—to show that the body in high-tech is as gendered as ever. From female body building to virtual reality, from cosmetic surgery to cyberpunk, from reproductive medicine to public health policies to TV science programs, Anne Balsamo articulates the key issues concerning the status of the body for feminist cultural studies in a postmodern world. Technologies of the Gendered Body combines close readings of popular texts—such as Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, the movie Pumping Iron II: The Women, cyberpunk magazines, and mass media—with analyses of medical literature, public policy documents, and specific technological practices. Balsamo describes the ways in which certain biotechnologies are ideologically shaped by gender considerations and other beliefs about race, physical abilities, and economic and legal status. She presents a view of the conceptual system that structures individuals’ access to and participation in these technologies, as well as an overview of individuals’ rights and responsibilities in this sometimes baffling area. Examining the ways in which the body is gendered in its interactions with new technologies of corporeality, Technologies of the Gendered Body counters the claim that in our scientific culture the material body has become obsolete. With ample evidence that the techno-body is always gendered and marked by race, this book sets the stage for a renewed feminist engagement with contemporary technological narratives.
Category: Social Science

How To Read Body Language

Author : Joshua Osenga
Genre : Psychology
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Communication is an essential part of our daily lives, and it is something that all of us know how to do. However, we often overlook the fact that even we speak not only with our words, but also with our entire body. Body language is an extremely important aspect of communication, but most of us don’t know how to use nonverbal behavior to our advantage. This book will help you understand body language, how people use it, how you yourself use it, and how it can be beneficial for you across different contexts. As you go through the content, you will soon realize how you can take control of the way you communicate and how you can allow your body to speak for you.
Category: Psychology

Reading For The Body

Author : Jay Watson
ISBN : 9780820343365
Genre : Literary Criticism
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DIVJay Watson argues that southern literary studies has been overidealized and dominated by intellectual history for too long. In Reading for the Body, he calls for the field to be rematerialized and grounded in an awareness of the human body as the site where ideas, including ideas about the U.S. South itself, ultimately happen. Employing theoretical approaches to the body developed by thinkers such as Karl Marx, Colette Guillaumin, Elaine Scarry, and Friedrich Kittler, Watson also draws on histories of bodily representation to mine a century of southern fiction for its insights into problems that have preoccupied the region and nation alike: slavery, Jim Crow, and white supremacy; the marginalization of women; the impact of modernization; the issue of cultural authority and leadership; and the legacy of the Vietnam War. He focuses on the specific bodily attributes of hand, voice, and blood and the deeply embodied experiences of pain, illness, pregnancy, and war to offer new readings of a distinguished group of literary artists who turned their attention to the South: Mark Twain, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Katherine Anne Porter, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Walker Percy. In producing an intensely embodied U.S. literature these writers, Watson argues, were by turns extending and interrogating a centuries-old tradition in U.S. print culture, in which the recalcitrant materiality of the body serves as a trope for the regional alterity of the South. Reading for the Body makes a powerful case for the body as an important methodological resource for a new southern studies./div
Category: Literary Criticism

Advanced Body Reading

Author : Melinda Connor
ISBN : 9781304804365
Genre : Science
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Dr. Melinda H. Connor's new book "Advanced Body Reading" is called "Ground Breaking" by Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona's Program in Integrative Medicine, Dr. Ann Marie Chiassion MD. Defining a physiological basis for psychological defensive patterns and linking that to the biofield of the body, Dr. Connor follows in the footsteps of Drs. Freud, Reich, Lowen and Pierrakos. Important reading for all those interested in expanding their knowledge of a psychology for today and tomorrow.
Category: Science

Reading The Splendid Body

Author : Nandini Bhattacharya
ISBN : 0874136121
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book surveys an underlying discourse on female and oriental consumerism in nearly four centuries of British colonialist narratives on India. It examines some of the significant ways in which the subaltern and female body was constructed by Western ethnographers within early modern British colonialist discourses. The book offers a genealogy of colonialist spectatorship, and examines the ideologies originating within both public and private colonial spheres. Through a comparison of the discourses about and by women one can see the continuation of patriarchal injunctions within Western protofeminist discourses. Economic, ethical, colonial, patriarchal, and protofeminist polemics thus reached to and shaped one another, and this book is a record of the complex ways in which gender discourses and colonialist discourses intersected to create a colonialist spectatorship that constituted non-Western and female subjects as spectacular and needing discipline. The insights on Western protofeminists and their crisis of self-representation as subjects versus objects of discourse also further the examination of women's history in the colonial arena.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Reading Body Language

Author : Susan Constantine
ISBN : 9781615643370
Genre : Self-Help
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Using both photos and line art, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Reading Body Language reveals and explains the visual tells to be found in faces, eyes, and lips; the positions of hands, arms, and legs; stances; gestures; the uses of everyday objects; and more. Additionally, strategies to elicit body language are detailed as well.
Category: Self-Help