AuthorsRees, Emma L. E.
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractA chapter on embodiment and identity, considering and analysing different philosophies relating to the idea of 'Talking Bodies'. Overall book abstract: 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.
CitationRees, Emma L. E. (2017). Varieties of Embodiment and ‘Corporeal Style’. In Rees, Emma L. E. (2017). Talking Bodies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment, Gender, and Identity (ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan
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