Introduction. Foundations of a Theory of Body.
Part I. Phenomenological Formulations.
1. Material Things in Their Relation to the Aesthetic Body.
The Constitution of Psychic Reality Through the Body. (Edmund Husserl).
2. Soft, Smooth Hands: Husserl's Phenomenology of the Lived-Body. (Donn Welton).
3. The Zero-Point of Orientation: The Placement of the I in Perceived Space. (Elmar Holenstein).
4. Introduction to Being and Time.
Equipment, Action, and the World.
Dasein as Affective Responsiveness and as Understanding.
Seeing and Sight.
Hearing, Discourse and the Call of Care.
On Hearing the Logos. (Martin Heidegger).
5. The Ontological Dimension of Embodiment. Heidegger's Thinking of Being. (David Michael Levin).
6. Situating the Body.
The Lived Body.
The Body in its Sexual Being.
The Natural World and the Body.
7. Saturated Intentionality.
(Anthony J. Steinbock).
8. Flesh and Blood. A Proposed Supplement to Merleau-Ponty.
Part II. Psycho- and Sociotropic Genealogical Analyses.
9. Towards a Genetic Theory of the Ego.
The See-saw of Desire. Jacques Lacan.
The Imaginary, the Symbolic, and the Body.
10. The Status and Significance of the Body in Lacan's Imaginary and Symbolic Orders.
(Charles W. Bonner).
11. Discipline and Punish.
The History of Sexuality.
12. The Subjectification of the Body. (Alphonso Lingis).
13. Foucault and the Paradox of Bodily Inscriptions. (Judith Butler).
Part III. Towards a Semiotics of the Gendered Body.
14. Subject and Body.
On the Meaning of Drives.
15. The Flesh Become Word. The Body in Kristeva's Theory. Kelly Oliver.
16. Female Desire. (Luce Irigary).
17. Beyond Sex and Gender. On Luce Irigaray's This Sex Which is Not One. (Tina Chanter)
* Challenges the reader to look at the development of a phenomenological theory of the body by such thinkers as Husserl, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty.
* Designed for use in courses on theory of gender and identity.
* Challenges the prevailing traditional 'analytic' theories of the body.