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Body parts : critical explorations in corporeality / edited by Christopher E. Forth and Ivan Crozier
Bib ID 3416599
Format BookBook
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Description Lanham : Lexington Books, c2005 
vii, 273 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0739109332
0739109138
Summary

"In this volume, scholars from a variety of disciplines in historical and cultural studies examine scientific, medical, popular, and literary texts, paying special attention to the different strategies employed in order to establish authority over the body through the management of a single part. By considering body parts that are usually ignored by scholars - the skin, the blood, the pelvis, the hair - the essays in this volume render the idea of a single coherent body untenable by demonstrating that the body is not a transhistorical entity, but rather deeply fragmented and fundamentally situated in a number of different contexts."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: List of Illustrations vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction: Parts, Wholes, and People 1
  • Christopher E. Forth and Ivan Crozier
  • Part One: Classifying
  • 1 Blood Will Tell: The Vascular System and
  • Criminal Dangerousness 17
  • David G. Horn
  • 2 Bums in the Time of Cholera: Sex, Sodomy, and
  • Representations of the Fundament 44
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Human body -- Social aspects.  |  Human body in literature.  |  Human body in popular culture.
Other authors/contributors Forth, Christopher E  |  Crozier, Ivan, 1972-

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