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The Body

The Body

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Part of Darwin College Lectures

Sean T. Sweeney, Ian Hodder, Richard M. Twyman, Peter N. Goodfellow, Mary Warnock, David Canter, Thomas W. Lacqueur, Griselda Pollock, Bruno Latour, Konrad Spindler
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  • Date Published: July 2002
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 2012
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521782920

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  • This volume presents eight essays, written by highly eminent researchers, on our perception of the human body in society, popular culture, science, and the arts. Topics range from the remarkable molecular processes that occur during the growth and development of the body and the unravelling of the secrets of the DNA that builds it, to the ethics of reproduction and our perception of death and of the body as art. The final chapter describes the events surrounding the discovery of a body frozen in the high mountains of the Alps 5000 years ago.

    • Contributions from eminent researchers
    • Wide range of topics from arts and humanities to natural sciences
    • Written for the general reader
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    "...a thoughtful and topical volume...a coherent and approachable into current themes in the study of the human body as both a biological and cultural object, its attributes and its representation." SAS Bulletin

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521782920
    • length: 182 pages
    • dimensions: 256 x 185 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.592kg
    • contains: 21 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 2012
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Sean T. Sweeney and Ian Hodder
    1. Building the body Richard M. Twyman
    2. Mapping the body Peter N. Goodfellow
    3. The bioethics of reproduction Mary Warnock
    4. The violated body David Canter
    5. The dead body and human rights Thomas W. Lacqueur
    6. Nude bodies Griselda Pollock
    7. Body, cyborgs and the politics of incarnation Bruno Latour
    8. The Iceman's body Konrad Spindler.

  • Editors

    Sean Sweeney, University of California, San Francisco

    Ian Hodder, Stanford University, California


    Sean T. Sweeney, Ian Hodder, Richard M. Twyman, Peter N. Goodfellow, Mary Warnock, David Canter, Thomas W. Lacqueur, Griselda Pollock, Bruno Latour, Konrad Spindler

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