Reading and the Body

Reading and the Body Author Thomas Mc Laughlin
ISBN-10 9781137522894
Year 2016-04-08
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Springer
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Literary theory has been dominated by a mind/body dualism that often eschews the role of the body in reading. Focusing on reading as a physical practice, McLaughlin analyzes the role of the eyes, the hands, postures and gestures, bodily habits and other physical spaces, with discussions ranging from James Joyce to the digital future of reading.

Reading for the Body

Reading for the Body Author Jay Watson
ISBN-10 9780820343365
Year 2012-08-01
Pages 472
Language en
Publisher University of Georgia Press
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DIVJay Watson argues that southern literary studies has been overidealized and dominated by intellectual history for too long. In Reading for the Body, he calls for the field to be rematerialized and grounded in an awareness of the human body as the site where ideas, including ideas about the U.S. South itself, ultimately happen. Employing theoretical approaches to the body developed by thinkers such as Karl Marx, Colette Guillaumin, Elaine Scarry, and Friedrich Kittler, Watson also draws on histories of bodily representation to mine a century of southern fiction for its insights into problems that have preoccupied the region and nation alike: slavery, Jim Crow, and white supremacy; the marginalization of women; the impact of modernization; the issue of cultural authority and leadership; and the legacy of the Vietnam War. He focuses on the specific bodily attributes of hand, voice, and blood and the deeply embodied experiences of pain, illness, pregnancy, and war to offer new readings of a distinguished group of literary artists who turned their attention to the South: Mark Twain, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Katherine Anne Porter, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Walker Percy. In producing an intensely embodied U.S. literature these writers, Watson argues, were by turns extending and interrogating a centuries-old tradition in U.S. print culture, in which the recalcitrant materiality of the body serves as a trope for the regional alterity of the South. Reading for the Body makes a powerful case for the body as an important methodological resource for a new southern studies./div

Reading the Social Body

Reading the Social Body Author Catherine B. Burroughs
ISBN-10 IND:30000037508995
Year 1993-01-01
Pages 273
Language en
Publisher
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The overarching argument of "Reading the Social Body "is that the body is cultural rather than " natural." Some of the essays treat the social construction of bodies that have actually existed in human history; others discuss the representation of bodies in artistic contexts; all recognize that everything visible to the human body--from posture and costume to the width of an eyebrow or a smile--is determined by and shaped in response to a particular culture.

Reading the Bront Body

Reading the Bront   Body Author B. Torgerson
ISBN-10 9781403980182
Year 2005-08-19
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Springer
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Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Brontë's literary representations of illness and disease reflect the major role illness played in the lives of the Victorians and its frequent reoccurrence within the Brontës' personal lives. An in-depth analysis of the history of nineteenth-century medicine provides the necessary cultural context to understand these representations, giving modern readers a sense of how health, illness, and the body were understood in Victorian England. Together, medical anthropology and the history of medicine offer a useful lens with which to understand Victorian texts. Reading the Brontë Body is the first scholarly attempt to provide both the theoretical framework and historical background to make such a literary analysis of the Brontë novels possible, while exploring how these representations of disease and illness work within a larger cultural framework.

Reading the Body

Reading the Body Author Alison E. Rautman
ISBN-10 0812217098
Year 2000
Pages 283
Language en
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
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In this volume classical archaeologists and anthropologists discuss mutually beneficial perspectives in method and theory as these relate to issues of gender.

Reading the Body

Reading the Body Author Wataru Ohashi
ISBN-10 1855382318
Year 1992
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher
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The goal of Oriental diagnosis is to find unity of body, mind, and spirit. Ohashi shows how both physical and spiritual condition can be revealed in posture, features, and even the texture of skin.

Reading Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body

Reading  Writing  and Rewriting the Prostitute Body Author Shannon Bell
ISBN-10 0253208599
Year 1994
Pages 229
Language en
Publisher Indiana University Press
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"I found this a fascinating book: wide-ranging, readable." —Alison Jaggar Bell shows how the flesh-and-blood female body engaged in sexual interaction for payment has no inherent meaning and is signified differently in different cultures or discourses. The author contends that modernity has produced "the prostitute" as the other within the categorial other: woman.

Beyond the Body Proper

Beyond the Body Proper Author Margaret M. Lock
ISBN-10 0822338459
Year 2007
Pages 688
Language en
Publisher Duke University Press
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A theoretically sophisticated and cross-disciplinary reader in the anthropology of the body.

Reading the Body in the Eighteenth Century Novel

Reading the Body in the Eighteenth Century Novel Author J. McMaster
ISBN-10 9780230512023
Year 2004-03-31
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher Springer
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McMaster's lively study looks at the various codes by which Eighteenth-century novelists made the minds of their characters legible through their bodies. She tellingly explores the discourses of medicine, physiognomy, gesture and facial expression, completely familiar to contemporary readers but not to us, in ways that enrich our reading of such classics as Clarissa and Tristram Shandy , as well as of novels by Fanny Burney, Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen.

Hippocrates Woman

Hippocrates  Woman Author Helen King
ISBN-10 9781134772209
Year 2002-01-04
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Hippocrates' Woman demonstrates the role of Hippocratic ideas about the female body in the subsequent history of western gynaecology. It examines these ideas not only in the social and cultural context in which they were first produced, but also the ways in which writers up to the Victorian period have appealed to the material in support of their own theories. Among the conflicting tange of images of women given in the Hippocratic corpus existed one tradition of the female body which says it is radically unlike the male body, behaving in different ways and requiring a different set of therapies. This book sets this model within the context of Greek mythology, especially the myth of Pandora and her difference from men, to explore the image of the body as something to be read. Hippocrates' Woman presents an arresting study of the origins of gynaecology, an exploration of how the interior workings of the female body were understood and the influence of Hippocrates' theories on the gynaecology of subsequent ages.

Body Feng Shui

Body Feng Shui Author Chao-Hsiu Chen
ISBN-10 0892817690
Year 1999-09-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
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Generously illustrated with more than 100 drawings that explain the meaning of distinctive physical characteristics, "Body Feng Shui" teaches readers how to explore their own and others' destinies by reading the truths of the soul as they appear on the human body. 168 line drawings.

Per mutations of Qohelet

 Per mutations of Qohelet Author Jennifer L. Koosed
ISBN-10 9780567290748
Year 2006-07-01
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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(Per)mutations of Qohelet explores the question, Who is Qohelet? Rather than peering behind or through the text to answer this question in terms of authorship, Koosed analyzes the identity that is created through the words on the page. The text is not a transparent medium connecting reader with author; instead, it is an opaque body - it has weight, substance, skin. Koosed begins with an analysis of the ways in which words construct identities and the reasons why words can affect us so profoundly, relying primarily on the work of Judith Butler and Elaine Scarry. She then explores autobiography and how the genre of autobiography - as reconfigured by Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida - relates to Qohelet. These two chapters then set the framework for what follows: an analysis of the various bodily organs and sensations contained within the book of Qohelet. The body is embedded in the text through the naming of body parts (eye, hand, heart). And this same body is encoded in form, structure, and syntax, so that the text becomes a body with organs, systems, and even a life of its own. The book is a body and the book speaks of bodies. It speaks of the body's organs and senses; it concerns itself with the pleasures and pains of the body, the gendered body, the dying body. Finally, the ritual body is highlighted in the final passage of this enigmatic book.

Your Body at Work

Your Body at Work Author David Givens
ISBN-10 9781429965545
Year 2010-08-31
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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HOW DO YOU MAKE IT IN BUSINESS? STOP LISTENING AND START WATCHING Your Body at Work is a guide to seeing past the words that fill the hallways, conference rooms, and e-mails of your workplace, and to deciphering the hidden meanings that lie behind them. Through real-life examples from the world of business, and with background from the science of communication, you'll learn to sight-read colleagues and use your own body language to your best advantage. You'll find out: • How a co-worker's hands, much more than her words, tell you how she felt about your presentation • Why gestures at a meeting are more memorable than words • When a shrug of the shoulders can mean the difference between "job well done" and "job could be better" • How to train a nosy boss to back off—without uttering a single word • What your shoes and your hair may be saying about your commitment to the job • Why you'll find more smiley-face stickers in cubicles than in corner offices David Givens has been a consultant to some of the biggest companies in the United States. With his expertise, he'll help you look past the words so you can really read your workplace.

Reading the Splendid Body

Reading the Splendid Body Author Nandini Bhattacharya
ISBN-10 0874136121
Year 1998
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher University of Delaware Press
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This book surveys an underlying discourse on female and oriental consumerism in nearly four centuries of British colonialist narratives on India. It examines some of the significant ways in which the subaltern and female body was constructed by Western ethnographers within early modern British colonialist discourses. The book offers a genealogy of colonialist spectatorship, and examines the ideologies originating within both public and private colonial spheres. Through a comparison of the discourses about and by women one can see the continuation of patriarchal injunctions within Western protofeminist discourses. Economic, ethical, colonial, patriarchal, and protofeminist polemics thus reached to and shaped one another, and this book is a record of the complex ways in which gender discourses and colonialist discourses intersected to create a colonialist spectatorship that constituted non-Western and female subjects as spectacular and needing discipline. The insights on Western protofeminists and their crisis of self-representation as subjects versus objects of discourse also further the examination of women's history in the colonial arena.

Reading the Human Body

Reading the Human Body Author Mladen Popović
ISBN-10 9789004157170
Year 2007
Pages 346
Language en
Publisher BRILL
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Offering new reconstructions and interpretations of physiognomic and astrological texts from Qumran in comparison with Babylonian and Greco-Roman texts, this book gives a fresh view of their sense, function, and status within both the Qumran community and Second Temple Judaism.