What Can a Body Do?: Praktiken und Figurationen des Körpers in den Kulturwissenschaften

Bischoff, Eva; Fenske, Uta; Gunkel, Henriette; Hampf, M. Michaela; Yekani, Elahe Haschemi and Klawitter, Arne, eds. 2012. What Can a Body Do?: Praktiken und Figurationen des Körpers in den Kulturwissenschaften. Campus Verlag Gmbh. ISBN 978-3593396415 [Edited Book]

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In recent years, the body has been a central theme in the cultural sciences. Based on the phrase "What can a body do?" (What can a body do?) Are in this volume both practices (ie action and production methods) and representations (ie materialized forms) of the body taken into consideration. The unusual band consists of ten texts on body practices, ranging from "threading" on "food" to "dying". In 36 Figuration lyrics and artistic work, from Avatar on the surrogate or the cyclist up to the couple, a wide range of specific embodiments will be presented.

As the band approaches the localisations of the body in cultural studies from two directions, it is designed according to a turning point: It can be read from two sides "turned upside down" and.

The network "body in cultural studies" is funded by the German Research Foundation since 2007 merger of scientists from different disciplines. The aim was to put the different concepts and notions of the body as they are circulating in the humanities and beyond critical with respect to each other. The volume presents the results.

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Visual Cultures


May 2012

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