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Fragments for a history of the human body / edited by Michel Feher with Ramona Naddaff and Nadia Tazi.

Contributor(s): Feher, Michel | Naddaff, Ramona | Tazi, Nadia
Language: English Publisher: New York : Zone, 1989.Description: 3v : ill. (some col.) ; 24cm.ISBN: 094229923XISSN: 0887-0411
Contents:
Vol. 1: Dim body, dazzling body / Jean-Pierre Vernant; The body of engenderment in the Hebrew bible, the Rabbinic tradition and the Kabbalah / Charles Mopsik; Indian speculations about the sex of the sacrifice / Charles Malamoud; The body: the Daoists' coat of arms / Jean Lévi; Divine image - prison of flesh: perceptions of the body in ancient Gnosticism / Michael A. Williams ; The face of Christ, the form of the Church / Marie-José Baudinet; Antirrhetic II / Nicephorus the Patriarch; The female body and religious practice in the later Middle Ages / Caroline Walker Bynum; The consecrated host: a wondrous excess / Piero Camporesi; Holbein's dead Christ / Julia Kristeva; Hungry ghosts and hungry people: somaticity and rationality in medieval Japan / William R. LaFleur; Metamorphosis and lycanthropy in Franch-Comté, 1521-1643 / Caroline Oates; The Chimera herself / Ginevra Bompiani; The inanimate incarnate / Roman Paska; On the marionette theater / Heinrich von Kleist; The classical age of automata: an impressionistic survey from the 16th to the 19th century / Jean-Claude Beaune. Vol. 2. Therefore, Socrates is immortal / Nicole Loraux; Reflections of a soul / Eric Alliez & Michel Feher; The face and the soul/ Patrizia Magli; The ethics of gesture / Jean-Claude Schmitt; The upward training of the body from the age of chivalry to courtly civility / Georges Vigarello; Geerewol: the art of seduction / Carol Beckwith; Love's rewards / René Nelli; Between clothing and nudity / Mario Perniola; Tales of shen and xin: body-person and heart-mind in China during the last 150 years / Mark Elvin; The natural and literary history of bodily sensation / Jean Starobinski; Some simple reflections on the body / Paul Valéry; The three-body problem and the end of the world / Hillel Schwartz; The ghost in the machine: religious healing and representations of the body in Japan / Mary Picone; The end of the body / Jonathan Parry; Celestial bodies: a few stops on the way to heaven / Nadia Tazi. Vol. 3. Head or heart?: the political use of body metaphors in the Middle Ages / Jacques le Goff; The art of pulling teeth in the 17th and 19th centuries: from public martyrdom to private nightmare and political struggle / David Kunzle; "Amor veneris, vel dulcedo appeletur" / Thomas W. Laqueur; Subtle bodies / Giulia Sissa; Semen and blood: some ancient theories concerning their genesis and relationship / Françoise Héritier-Augé; Upanisad of the embryo; Note on the Garbha-Upanisad / Lakshmi Kapani; Bodily images in Melanesia: cultural substances and natural metaphors / Bruce M. Knauft with photographs by Eileen M. Cantrell ; Older women, stout-hearted women, women of substance / Françoise Héritier-Augé; Personal status and sexual practice in the Roman Empire / Aline Rousselle; The social evil, the solitary vice and pouring tea / Thomas W. Laqueur; The bio-economics of "Our mutual friend" / Catherine Gallagher; The meaning of sacrifice / Christian Duverger; The sacrificial body of the king / Luc de Heusch; The emperor-god's other body / Florence Dupont; The body-of-power and incarnation at Port Royal and in Pascal or of the figurability of the political absolute / Louis Marin; Mapping the body / Mark Kidel & Susan Rowe-Leete; A repertory of body history / Barbara Duden.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Vol. 1: Dim body, dazzling body / Jean-Pierre Vernant; The body of engenderment in the Hebrew bible, the Rabbinic tradition and the Kabbalah / Charles Mopsik; Indian speculations about the sex of the sacrifice / Charles Malamoud; The body: the Daoists' coat of arms / Jean Lévi; Divine image - prison of flesh: perceptions of the body in ancient Gnosticism / Michael A. Williams ; The face of Christ, the form of the Church / Marie-José Baudinet; Antirrhetic II / Nicephorus the Patriarch; The female body and religious practice in the later Middle Ages / Caroline Walker Bynum; The consecrated host: a wondrous excess / Piero Camporesi; Holbein's dead Christ / Julia Kristeva; Hungry ghosts and hungry people: somaticity and rationality in medieval Japan / William R. LaFleur; Metamorphosis and lycanthropy in Franch-Comté, 1521-1643 / Caroline Oates; The Chimera herself / Ginevra Bompiani; The inanimate incarnate / Roman Paska; On the marionette theater / Heinrich von Kleist; The classical age of automata: an impressionistic survey from the 16th to the 19th century / Jean-Claude Beaune. Vol. 2. Therefore, Socrates is immortal / Nicole Loraux; Reflections of a soul / Eric Alliez & Michel Feher; The face and the soul/ Patrizia Magli; The ethics of gesture / Jean-Claude Schmitt; The upward training of the body from the age of chivalry to courtly civility / Georges Vigarello; Geerewol: the art of seduction / Carol Beckwith; Love's rewards / René Nelli; Between clothing and nudity / Mario Perniola; Tales of shen and xin: body-person and heart-mind in China during the last 150 years / Mark Elvin; The natural and literary history of bodily sensation / Jean Starobinski; Some simple reflections on the body / Paul Valéry; The three-body problem and the end of the world / Hillel Schwartz; The ghost in the machine: religious healing and representations of the body in Japan / Mary Picone; The end of the body / Jonathan Parry; Celestial bodies: a few stops on the way to heaven / Nadia Tazi. Vol. 3. Head or heart?: the political use of body metaphors in the Middle Ages / Jacques le Goff; The art of pulling teeth in the 17th and 19th centuries: from public martyrdom to private nightmare and political struggle / David Kunzle; "Amor veneris, vel dulcedo appeletur" / Thomas W. Laqueur; Subtle bodies / Giulia Sissa; Semen and blood: some ancient theories concerning their genesis and relationship / Françoise Héritier-Augé; Upanisad of the embryo; Note on the Garbha-Upanisad / Lakshmi Kapani; Bodily images in Melanesia: cultural substances and natural metaphors / Bruce M. Knauft with photographs by Eileen M. Cantrell ; Older women, stout-hearted women, women of substance / Françoise Héritier-Augé; Personal status and sexual practice in the Roman Empire / Aline Rousselle; The social evil, the solitary vice and pouring tea / Thomas W. Laqueur; The bio-economics of "Our mutual friend" / Catherine Gallagher; The meaning of sacrifice / Christian Duverger; The sacrificial body of the king / Luc de Heusch; The emperor-god's other body / Florence Dupont; The body-of-power and incarnation at Port Royal and in Pascal or of the figurability of the political absolute / Louis Marin; Mapping the body / Mark Kidel & Susan Rowe-Leete; A repertory of body history / Barbara Duden.

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