The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the by Luna Dolezal

By Luna Dolezal

The physique and disgrace: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially formed Body investigates the concept that of physique disgrace and explores its value whilst contemplating philosophical bills of embodied subjectivity. physique disgrace basically unearths its complete articulation within the presence (actual or imagined) of others inside a rule and norm ruled milieu. As such, it bridges our own, person and embodied adventure with the social, cultural and political global that comprises us. Luna Dolezal argues that realizing physique disgrace can make clear how the social is embodied, that's, how the body—experienced in its phenomenological primacy via the subject—becomes a social and cultural artifact, formed by way of exterior forces and demands.

The physique and disgrace introduces top twentieth-century phenomenological and sociological debts of embodied subjectivity throughout the paintings of Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Paul Sartre, Michel Foucault and Norbert Elias. Dolezal examines the embodied, social and political positive aspects of physique disgrace. contending that physique disgrace is either an important and constitutive a part of embodied subjectivity whereas at the same time a possible website of oppression and marginalization. Exploring the cultural politics of disgrace, the ultimate chapters of this paintings discover the phenomenology of self-presentation and a feminist research of disgrace and gender, with a serious specialize in the perform of plastic surgery, a domain the place the physique is actually formed via disgrace. The physique and disgrace will be of serious curiosity to students and scholars in a wide selection of fields, together with philosophy, phenomenology, feminist conception, women’s reports, social thought, cultural stories, psychology, sociology, and clinical humanities.

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