Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 23 items

  • Keywords: social body x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Introduction

Susan Niditch

in "My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of methodological approaches used in the book and briefly introduces the culture and history of ancient Israel. The methodology is both cross-cultural and ... More


Doubting Sex: Inscriptions, Bodies and Selves in Nineteenth-century Hermaphrodite Case Histories

Geertje Mak

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086908
eISBN:
9781781702628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086908.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

An adolescent girl is mocked when she takes a bath with her peers, because her genitals look like those of a boy. A couple visits a doctor asking to ‘create more space’ in the woman for intercourse. ... More


‘Hidden Malady’: Death, Discovery, and Indistinction in The Changeling

Michael Neill

in Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183860
eISBN:
9780191674112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183860.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Othello's anatomising gaze and its complementary fascination with both psychological interiors and the secrets of the social body are extended and taken in new directions by The ... More


Introduction

Carolyn J. Dean

in The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homosexuality, and Other Fantasies in Interwar France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219953
eISBN:
9780520923485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219953.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book analyzes how interwar cultural critics in France reconstructed the meaning of bodily integrity through the elaboration of fantasies about the body-violating qualities of pornography and ... More


The Subjects of Care: Perceiving the Social Body

Felicity Aulino

in Rituals of Care: Karmic Politics in an Aging Thailand

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739729
eISBN:
9781501739743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739729.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides a sense of how Thai subjects feel themselves to be part of a group, as well as how social, religious, and political structures are embodied through habituated means of ... More


Legislating the New Death Penalty: The Simple Deprivation of Life

Paul Friedland

in Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592692
eISBN:
9780191741852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592692.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, European Early Modern History

By the Revolution, public opinion universally accepted the idea that the death penalty should be used rarely, that it should involve as little pain as possible, and that the bulk of crimes should be ... More


The Social Body and the Sexual Body†

David Halperin

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Plato's testimony and Caelius Aurelianus's testimony combine to make a basic conceptual and historical point. Homosexuality presupposes sexuality, and sexuality itself is a modern invention. ... More


Epilogue

Carolyn J. Dean

in The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homosexuality, and Other Fantasies in Interwar France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219953
eISBN:
9780520923485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219953.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In an old interview, Michel Foucault said that we were now interested in the marquis de Sade's “pornographic” work because it prefigures the more recent historical “dissociation of the ego” in which ... More


The Making of Gay Male Sexuality

Carolyn J. Dean

in The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homosexuality, and Other Fantasies in Interwar France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219953
eISBN:
9780520923485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219953.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In interwar France, calls to repress homosexuality in order to restore moral order paradoxically took the form of proliferating fantasies about homosexuals. These fantasies developed as part of an ... More


Pornography and Perversion

Carolyn J. Dean

in The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homosexuality, and Other Fantasies in Interwar France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219953
eISBN:
9780520923485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219953.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

How did interwar commentators in France reconceive the meaning of pornography such that it thematized new fears about sexual deviance and, more generally, moral decline? What is the relationship ... More


The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homosexuality, and Other Fantasies in Interwar France

Carolyn Dean

Kai-Wing Chow (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219953
eISBN:
9780520923485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219953.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Amid the national shame and subjugation following World War I in France, cultural critics there—journalists, novelists, doctors, and legislators, among others—worked to rehabilitate what was ... More


Mobiles, Mobs, and Monads: Nineteenth-Century Crowd Forms

Kélina Gotman

in Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

The emergence of crowd theory in nineteenth-century sociology provided a new language for thinking how unruly bodies gather together organically. Drawing on the first large-scale biohistories of the ... More


Kinship, Friendship, and Patron-Client Relations in Complex Societies

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The anthropologist's study of complex societies receives its major justification from the fact that such societies are not as well organized and tightly knit. There are political resources that are ... More


Cloud with Its Shadow Marina Abramović (2008)1

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0013
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines the art of Marina Abramović, beginning with excerpts from her The Biography (1993). Abramović belongs to a small number of artists throughout the world who pioneered body art ... More


The Organism Metaphor: The Moron As a Diseased Entity1

Gerald V. O’Brien

in Framing the moron: The social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087097
eISBN:
9781781705896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087097.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the role of the organism metaphor in supporting an aversive image of persons diagnosed with feeble-mindedness. Through this metaphor the state is conceived of as a functioning ... More


Vital Reserves Revisited: The Energies of the Social Body

Andrew Lyndon Knighton

in Idle Threats: Men and the Limits of Productivity in Nineteenth Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748909
eISBN:
9780814748916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748909.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores a range of geographical, economic, and corporeal reconsiderations of the discourse of exhaustion at the turn of the century. In particular, it examines debates that construct an ... More


Constituting the Liberal Subject of Rights: Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children

Elizabeth S. Anker

in Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children in order to show how it adjudicates the yield of liberalism as a theory of politics and selfhood. Central to the plot of ... More


A Place by the Fire

Constance Classen

in The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252034930
eISBN:
9780252094408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252034930.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter embarks on a tactile history of the Middle Ages. It considers the sensory effects of different areas in the medieval milieu: the social body, heat, city walls, work routines, and bodily ... More


Conclusion

Bruno Perreau and Deke Dusinberre

in The Politics of Adoption: Gender and the Making of French Citizenship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027229
eISBN:
9780262323383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027229.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The study of adoption in France evidences a quest of salvation in genealogical (and national) transmission. In a foucaldian vein, this conclusive chapter analyses discourses on “true filiation” with ... More


The Absent Author: Maurice Blanchot and the Subjection of Politics

in The Aesthetics of Hate: Far-Right Intellectuals, Antisemitism, and Gender in 1930s France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774574
eISBN:
9780804782838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774574.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes the works of literary critic Maurice Blanchot. His youthful interwar writings helped shape a discourse of the nation, its substance and borders, haunted by the figure of an ... More


View: