The Social and Political Body

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Theodore R. Schatzki, Wolfgang Natter
Guilford Press, 1996 - Social Science - 228 pages
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Beginning with the provocative premise that the body is the anchor of the social order, this unique book delves into the multidimensional relationship between sociopolitical bodies and human bodies. Celebrated authors, including Judith Butler and Emily Martin, explore the ways that prevailing economic and political institutions affect our physical selves and how we experience them, and, in turn, the ways that our bodily senses, energies, activities, and desires reinforce or challenge the societal status quo. Timely and theoretically sophisticated, this book makes a significant contribution to some of the most vital debates of cultural studies and political theory today.

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Theordore R. Schatzki and Wolfgang Natter, founding members of the Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky, are coeditors (with John Paul Jones III) of Postmodern Contentions and Objectivity and Its Other. They are also members, respectively, of the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature.

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