By Francisco Ortega
This ebook examines the confusions and contradictions that show up in time-honored attitudes in the direction of the physique, in addition to in similar physically practices.
The physique is at the same time our reference for the certainties of nature and the locus of a hope for transformation and reinvention. The physique is even as worshipped and despised; an item of wish and of layout. Francisco Ortega analyses how the physique has turn into either a reveal for the projection of our rules and imaginings approximately ourselves and conversely an item of suspicion, anxiousness, and ache. Addressing practices of corporeal ascesis (such as bodybuilding and dietetics), scientific applied sciences, and radical anatomical differences, Ortega files the ambiguous legacy of a western theoretical culture that has constantly despised the body.
Utilising a theoretical framework that's in general trained through the phenomenology of the physique, feminist conception, incapacity experiences and the concept of Michel Foucault, Corporeality, scientific applied sciences and modern Culture handle numerous moral and mental concerns linked to the adventure and notion of the physique in our cultural panorama. Drawing on those diversified components of philosophical and analytical paintings, this booklet will curiosity these studying legislations, medication, and Sociology.
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