“The location of the author’s investigations, the body itself rather than the sphere of subjective representations of self and of function in cultures, is wholly new. The book explores various dissonances in thinking the relation between mind and body. It investigates issues that resist reduction to these binary terms. Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism. By Elizabeth Grosz. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, Pp. vii + Volatile Bodies is launched with.
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Her examination of female experience lays the groundwork for developing theories of sexed corporeality rather than merely rectifying flawed models of male theorists.
Nicole Dawson – unknown. Account Options Sign in. I believe this work will be a landmark in future feminist thinking.
Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism
Indiana University Press, Dan Kaufman – – Res Philosophica 91 1: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 12 volaatile Space, Time, and Perversion: I believe this work will be a landmark in future feminist thinking. She further provides the 3 main lines of investigation of the body inspired by cartesian thought. While Neitzche sees bodies a the cause of power, Foucault sees them as the field on which power operates.
Being the raw material of social and cultural organization, it is “incomplete” and thus subject to the endless rewriting and social inscription that constitute all sign systems.
Rose – – Theory, Culture and Society 30 1: Ruth Noack – – Die Philosophin 7 Volattile, Grosz looks at how Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Luce Irigaray address the body through Phenomenology, developing a corporeal phenomenology. In imagining the body as subjectivity, and subjectivity as nondualitist, Grosz intends to historicize the body, to see the body as sexed, as lived, as social.
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Michel Foucault in Continental Philosophy. It will not only introduce feminists to an enriching set of theoretical perspectives but sets a high critical standard for feminist dialogues on the status of the body. Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality categorize this paper.
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eelizabeth This chapter looks specifically at the body as inscriptive surface. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson – – Hypatia 26 3: Phenomenology views the body as not an object, but as a lived body: The Outside In 5. Grosz takes on quite the task in unpacking, comparing, contrasting and contextualizing these theorists for the feminist reader.
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Being the raw material of social and cultural organization, it is “incomplete” and thus subject to the endless rewriting and social inscription that constitute all sign systems. Find it on Scholar. Request removal from index. No eBook available Amazon. Alphonso Lingis – – Routledge. These next sections look at the outside-in of the body, as opposed to the inside-out of the previous chapters.
Human biology is inherently social and has no pure or natural “origin” outside of culture.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. My library Help Advanced Book Search. She looks as Freud, Lacan and Schilder, and their main thoughts on the body in their work. Oli Stephano – forthcoming – Hypatia. Overall, this dense and insightful book has well worth the inclusion on my list. She closes the chapter suggesting some ways feminists have approached the body in the past.
Grosz then turns to corporeal experiences unique to women—menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, menopause. It uses, transforms and subverts the work of a number of distinguished male theorists of the body Freud, Lacan, Merleau-Ponty, Schilder, Nietzsche, Foucault, Lingis and Deleuze who, while freeing the body from its subordination to the mind, are nonetheless unable to accomodate the specificities of women’s bodies. Introduction and Acknowledgments Part I.