DescriptionThe concept of the body is one of the most recent, and hotly contested areas of inquiry among philosophers today.
Situating the Body: Donn Welton.
Part I: Contested Constructions:.
1. Sex and Gender.
Man and Woman: Rom Harré.
2. Gender and Performance.
Selections from Gender Trouble: Judith Butler.
3. Power, Practice, and the Body.
"Material Girl": The Effacements of Postmodern Culture: Susan Bordo.
4. The Question of Materiality.
Material Bodies: Susan Heckman;.
Selection from Bodies that Matter: Judith Butler;.
Bringing Body to Theory: Susan Bordo.
5. Renaturalization Theory.
Renaturalizing the Body (with the Help of Merleau-Ponty): Carol Bigwood.
Part II: Constitutional Matrices:.
6. Lived Body.
A Tale of Two Bodies: the Cartesian Corpse and the Lived Body: Drew Leder.
7. Body Image and Body Schema.
Body Image and Body Schema in a Deafferented Subject: Shaun Gallagher and Jonathan Cole.
8. Natural Powers and Animate Form.
Corporeal Archetypes and Power: Preliminary Clarifications and Considerations of Sex: Maxine Sheets-Johnstone.
9. Affectivity and Eros.
Affectivity, Eros and the Body: Donn Welton.
The Ghost of Embodiment: on Bodily Habitudes and Schemata: Edward Casey.
Part III: The Flesh of Culture:.
11. Biblical Roots.
Biblical Bodies: Donn Welton.
12. Situated Bodies.
Throwing like a Girl: Iris Young;.
Pregnant Embodiment: Iris Young;.
"Throwing like a Girl": Twenty Years Later: Iris Young.
13. Slender Bodies.
Reading the Slender Body: Susan Bordo.
14. Regimented Bodies.
Male Bodies and the "White Terror": Klaus Theweleit.
15. Sculpted Bodies.
Women and the Knife: Cosmetic Surgery and the Colonization of Women's Bodies: Katherine Pauly Morgan.
16. Virtual Bodies.
Bodies, Virtual Bodies and Technology: Don Ihde.
"The volume provides an excellent survey of theories of the body that have been advanced during the Nineties" Lieke van der Scheer, Ethical Perspectives 5