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Description - The Making of the Modern Body by Catherine Gallagher

Scholars have only recently discovered that the human body itself has a history. Not only has it been perceived, interpreted, and represented differently in different epochs, but it has also been lived differently, brought into being within widely dissimilar material cultures, subjected to various technologies and means of control, and incorporated into different rhythms of production and consumption, pleasure and pain. The eight articles in this volume support, supplement, and explore the significance of these insights. They belong to a new historical endeavor that derives partly from the crossing of historical with anthropological investigations, partly from social historians' deepening interest in culture, partly from the thematization of the body in modern philosophy (especially phenomenology), and partly from the emphasis on gender, sexuality, and women's history that large numbers of feminist scholars have brought to all disciplines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520059610
ISBN-10: 0520059611
Format: Paperback / softback
(254mm x 178mm x 20mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 6-Feb-1987
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Catherine Gallagher

Catherine Gallagher is the Eggers Professor of English Literature and has taught at Berkeley 1980. Her teaching and research focus on the British novel and cultural history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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