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Talking Bodies : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment, Gender and Identity, Paperback / softback Book

Talking Bodies : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment, Gender and Identity Paperback / softback

Edited by Emma Rees


In this collection leading thinkers, writers, and activists offer their responses to the simple question "do I have a body, or am I my body?".

The essays engage with the array of meanings that our bodies have today, ranging from considerations of nineteenth-century discourses of bodily shame and otherness, through to arguing for a brand new corporeal vocabulary for the twenty-first century.

Increasing numbers of people are choosing to modify their bodies, but as the essays in this volume show, this is far from being a new practice: over hundreds of years, it has evolved and accrued new meanings.

This richly interdisciplinary volume maps a range of cultural anxieties about the body, resulting in a timely and compelling book that makes a vital contribution to today's key debates about embodiment.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 233 pages, 3 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 233 p. 3 illus.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9783319637778



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