By Francisco Ortega
This publication examines the confusions and contradictions that occur in time-honored attitudes in the direction of the physique, in addition to in comparable physically practices.
The physique is at the same time our reference for the certainties of nature and the locus of a wish for transformation and reinvention. The physique is even as worshipped and despised; an item of hope and of layout. Francisco Ortega analyses how the physique has develop into either a monitor for the projection of our principles and imaginings approximately ourselves and conversely an item of suspicion, nervousness, and pain. Addressing practices of corporeal ascesis (such as bodybuilding and dietetics), scientific applied sciences, and radical anatomical alterations, Ortega files the ambiguous legacy of a western theoretical culture that has constantly despised the body.
Utilising a theoretical framework that's commonly educated by way of the phenomenology of the physique, feminist idea, incapacity experiences and the idea of Michel Foucault, Corporeality, clinical applied sciences and modern Culture handle numerous moral and mental concerns linked to the adventure and belief of the physique in our cultural panorama. Drawing on those different parts of philosophical and analytical paintings, this booklet will curiosity these gaining knowledge of legislations, drugs, and Sociology.
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