Talking Bodies

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment, Gender and Identity

Editors: Rees, Emma (Ed.)

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  • Provides a timely and immensely readable exploration of how we live in and with our bodies, both today and historically
  • Includes a new essay by Naomi Wolf, one of the leading gender theorists of the modern age
  • Contributors come not only from a range of ethnic, national, and professional backgrounds, but also from different disciplines, resulting in a refreshing, intersectional mix of analyses 
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About this book

In this collection leading thinkers, writers, and activists offer their responses to the simple question “do I have a body, or am I my body?”. The essays engage with the array of meanings that our bodies have today, ranging from considerations of nineteenth-century discourses of bodily shame and otherness, through to arguing for a brand new corporeal vocabulary for the twenty-first century. Increasing numbers of people are choosing to modify their bodies, but as the essays in this volume show, this is far from being a new practice: over hundreds of years, it has evolved and accrued new meanings. This richly interdisciplinary volume maps a range of cultural anxieties about the body, resulting in a timely and compelling book that makes a vital contribution to today’s key debates about embodiment.  

About the authors

Emma Rees is Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Chester, UK. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Varieties of Embodiment and ‘Corporeal Style’

    Pages 1-15

    Rees, Emma

  • Edith Wharton: An Heiress to Gay Male Sexual Radicalism?

    Pages 17-33

    Wolf, Naomi

  • Losing Face Among the Natives: ‘Something About Tattooing and Tabooing’ in Melville’s Typee

    Pages 35-54

    Atkin, Graham

  • What the Body Tells Us: Transgender Strategies, Beauty, and Self-consciousness

    Pages 55-73

    Mauriello, Marzia

  • Tattoos: An Embodiment of Desire

    Pages 75-94

    Nyman, Nina

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Softcover 36,39 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Talking Bodies
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment, Gender and Identity
Editors
  • Emma Rees
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63778-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63778-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-63777-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 233
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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