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The Body: A Reader

Book Title

The Body: A Reader

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Publication Date

1-12-2005

Editors

Mariam Frasier and Monica Greco

Series Title

Routledge Student Readers

Chapter Title

The Pleasure of the Interface

Publisher

Routledge

Place of Publication

New York, NY

Subject

Film & Media Studies

Department

English

Disciplines

Film and Media Studies

Description

The body has become an increasingly significant concept in recent years and this Reader offers a stimulating overview of the main topics, perspectives and theories surrounding the issue. This broad consideration of the body presents an engagement with a range of social concerns, from the processes of racialization to the vagaries of fashion and performance art, enacted as surgery on the body. Individual sections cover issues such as the body and social (dis)order, bodies and identities, bodily norms, bodies in health and dis-ease, bodies and technologies. Containing an extensive critical introduction, contributions from key figures such as Butler, Sedgwick, Martin Scheper-Huges, Haraway and Gilroy, and a series of introductions summarizing each section, this Reader offers students a valuable practical guide and a thorough grounding in the fascinating topic of the body.

ISBN

FBC075

Document Type

Article

The Body: A Reader

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