Places Through the Body

Places Through the Body

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This exciting collection opens up many new conversations on BodyPlace and introduces new theories of embodied places and the placing of bodies. Extensive introductory and concluding sections guide students through the key debates and themes. Places Through the Body draws on a wide range of contemporary examples and creative ideas to address such topics as: * How racist ideologies are embedded in modern architechtural discourse and practice * How urban spaces make bodies disabled * How the seemingly virtual worlds of knowledge and technology are embodied * How gyms enable women body builders to make new kinds of bodies * How male bodies are placed onto the silver screen * New kinds of femininity Here geographers, architects, anthropologists, artists, film theorists, theorists of cultural studies and psycho-analysis work alongside each other to make clear connections between bodies and places.Lynda Johnston is a contract lecturer and doctoral student in the Department of Geography at the University of Waikato. ... Binnie Klein is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut. ... anthropology at the University of Kentucky and works as a part-time instructor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at DePaul University. ... Marilyn K. Silverman, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in psychotherapy in Wilton, Connecticut.

Title:Places Through the Body
Author:Heidi J. Nast, Steve Pile
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1998


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