The Body In Question

Author: Jonathan Miller

Publisher: Pimlico

ISBN: 9781845952488

Category:

Page: 240

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In this remarkable book Jonathan Miller considers the functioning of the body as a subject of private experience. He explores our attitudes towards the body, our astonishing ignorance about certain parts of it and our inability to read its signals. Taking as his starting point the experience of pain, Dr Miller explores the elaborate social process of 'falling ill', considers the physical foundations of 'dis-ease' and looks at the types of individuals man has historically attributed with the power of healing. His explanations are so lucid, so wide-ranging and so whole-heartedly entertaining it is often hard to believe one is reading about the facts of one's own body and what can go wrong with it. His use of metaphor and suggestive models, particularly when tracing the historical development of certain leading ideas in human physiology, is highly stimulating. Above all, there is the keen originality and sheer enthusiasm of Dr Miller's approach to his subject which makes The Body in Question such an outstanding book.
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The Body in Question

A Socio-Cultural Approach

Author: Alan Petersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134356269

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Why is there currently such strong academic and popular interest in ‘the body’ in contemporary societies? What factors shape our conceptions of the body, its naturalness, health and normality? What is the mind-body dualism and why should it matter? This book examines these and other body questions from a critical socio-cultural perspective. In particular, it shows how conceptions of the body are affected by processes of individualization, medicalization and commodification. Chapters discuss the impact of new biomedical technologies on the notion of the natural body, efforts to reshape and perfect the body, the role of the media in ‘framing’ body issues, processes of body classification, the impact of consumerism on concepts of health, healing and self-care, and the implications of theoretical and practical efforts to ‘integrate’ mind and body. This book will be an invaluable source for those seeking to understand the social, cultural and political significance of ‘the body’ in contemporary society.
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The Body in Question

Metaphor and Meaning in the Interpretation of Ephesians 5:21-33

Author: Gregory W. Dawes

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004109599

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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This study of Ephesians 5:21-33 contains a helpful discussion of metaphorical language and a careful analysis of the argumentation of a much-disputed biblical passage. Both sides in the interpretative debate will have to rethink their current interpretations in the light of this book.
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Peter Flinsch

The Body in Question

Author: Ross Higgins

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd

ISBN: 9781551522371

Category: Art

Page: 174

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For the first time, the erotic art of Peter Flinsch, winner of the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation in New York in 2006, is collected in a beautiful, full-colour edition that celebrates his life and work. Flinsch, whose biography is as fascinating as his work, grew up in Nazi Germany and was imprisoned for kissing a fellow soldier, which probably saved his life. His art has been acclaimed for its sinewy, modernist interpretations of the male body, and this book is a fascinating chronicle of his life.
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The Self in Question

Memory, The Body and Self-Consciousness

Author: Andy Hamilton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137290412

Category: Philosophy

Page: 249

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A humanistic account of self-consciousness and personal identity, and offering a structural parallel between the epistemology of memory and bodily awareness. It provides a much-needed rapprochement between Analytic and Phenomenological approaches, developing Wittgenstein's insights into "I"-as-subject and self-identification.
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The Body in question

Author: Aperture Foundation Inc. Staff

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9780893814472

Category: Nature

Page: 77

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The Body in Question

A Novel

Author: Jill Ciment

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 1524747998

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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From the author of Heroic Measures ("Brave, generous, nearly perfect"--L.A. Times), Act of God, and (with Amy Hempel), The Hand That Feeds You ("An unnerving, elegant page-turner"--Vanity Fair), a spare, masterful novel about a shocking murder trial, a sequestered jury, and an affair between two of the jurors--the woman, in free fall in her life and marriage to a much older man. The place: central Florida. The situation: a sensational murder trial involving a rich, white teenage girl--a twin--on trial for the horrific murder of her toddler brother, and the sequestered jury deciding her fate. The setting: a utilitarian marble cube of a courthouse, more Soviet than Le Corbusier; and the court-appointed motel off the interstate. Two of the jurors: Hannah, a 52 year-old former Rolling Stone, Interview Magazine photographer of rock stars and socialites (she switched to photographing animals when she realized she looked at people "as a species" rather than as individuals) and Graham, a 41 year-old anatomy professor, sequestered (she, Juror C-2; he, F-17), holed up at the Econo-Lodge off I-75. As the shocking and numbing details of the crime and its surrounding facts are revealed during a string of days and seemingly endless court hours, the nights, playing out in a series of court-financed meals (Outback Steak House; Red Lobster; Domino's pizza delivery), Hannah and Graham fall into a furtive affair, keeping their oath, as jurors, never to discuss the trial. During deliberations the lovers learn they are on opposing sides of the case and realize that their fellow jurors are wise to their affair. After the trial's end, as Hannah returns home to her much older, now, suddenly, frail husband (they married when she was 24; he, 58) an exploding media fury involving the case catches them all up in a frenzy of public outrage at a jury that seems to have convicted the wrong twin, and a judge who has received an anonymous handwritten letter about a series of sexual encounters ("I feel it is my duty as a juror and a citizen to report that two of my fellow jurors had sexual contact on more than seven occasions during our nights at the motel..."), calling into question their respective verdicts, and announcing she is releasing the jurors' names to the media. Hannah's "one last dalliance before she is too old" takes on profoundly personal and moral consequences, as the novel moves to its affecting, powerful and surprising conclusion.
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The Body in Balance

Humoral Medicines in Practice

Author: Peregrine Horden,Elisabeth Hsu

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 085745983X

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Focusing on practice more than theory, this collection offers new perspectives for studying the so-called "humoral medical traditions," as they have flourished around the globe during the last 2,000 years. Exploring notions of "balance" in medical cultures across Eurasia, Africa and the Americas, from antiquity to the present, the volume revisits "harmony" and "holism" as main characteristics of those traditions. It foregrounds a dynamic notion of balance and asks how balance is defined or conceptualized, by whom, for whom and in what circumstances. Balance need not connoteegalitarianism or equilibrium. Rather, it alludes to morals of self care exercised in place of excessiveness and indulgences after long periods of a life in dearth. As the moral becomes visceral, the question arises: what constitutes the visceral in a body that is in constant flux and flow? How far, and in what ways, are there fundamental properties or constituents in those bodies?
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The Body in the Gazebo

A Faith Fairchild Mystery

Author: Katherine Hall Page

Publisher: Avon

ISBN: 9780061474286

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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"I have to tell you something . . . something that happened a long time ago." These words, spoken by Ursula Rowe from her Aleford, Massachusetts, sickbed, take Faith Fairchild completely by surprise. Having agreed to keep an eye on her best friend Pix Millers's mother while Pix is involved in her son's out-of-town wedding preparations, Faith never dreamed she'd become ensnared in the tale the slowly recovering Ursula spins over the next few weeks—a bizarre account of an unsolved crime dating back to the Great Depression. Now the caterer-turned-sleuth is hooked, determined to solve a mystery more than eight decades old—while at the same time trying to clear the name of her husband, Reverend Thomas Fairchild, who's been falsely accused of pilfering the church's discretionary fund. And meanwhile, when Pix Miller meets her in-laws-to-be for the very first time, she's in for the shock of her life . . .
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Earthen Vessels

Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith

Author: Matthew Lee Anderson

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 076420856X

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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"Popular thought-leader and blogger explores a biblical spirituality that makes our mind and body relevant"--Provided by publisher.
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Body by Science

A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week

Author: John Little,Doug McGuff

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071597203

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Building muscle has never been faster or easier than with this revolutionary once-a-week training program In Body By Science, bodybuilding powerhouse John Little teams up with fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for maximizing muscle development in just 12 minutes a week. Backed by rigorous research, the authors prescribe a weekly high-intensity program for increasing strength, revving metabolism, and building muscle for a total fitness experience.
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The Body in the Library

A Miss Marple Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061739529

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The iconic Miss Marple must investigate the case of a girl found dead in Agatha Christie’s classic mystery, The Body in the Library It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple into their home to investigate. Amid rumors of scandal, she baits a clever trap to catch a ruthless killer.
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Body in Question

Exploring the Cutting Edge in Forensic Science

Author: Brian Innes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904687429

Category: Crime laboratories

Page: 256

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People of the Body

Jews and Judaism from an Embodied Perspective

Author: Howard Eilberg-Schwartz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438401906

Category: History

Page: 392

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By shifting attention from the image of Jews as a textual community to the ways Jews understand and manage their bodies — for example, to their concerns with reproduction and sexuality, menstruation and childbirth— this volume contributes to a revisioning of what Jews and Judaism are and have been. The project of re-membering the Jewish body has both historical and constructive motivations. As a constructive project, this book describes, renews, and participates in the complex and ongoing modern discussion about the nature of Jewish bodies and the place of bodies in Judaism.
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The Body Is Not an Apology

The Power of Radical Self-Love

Author: Sonya Renee Taylor

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626569789

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

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A global movement guided by love Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world—for us all.
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Body in Question

Image and Illusion in Two Chinese Films by Director Jiang Wen

Author: Jerome Silbergeld

Publisher: Princeton Univ Department of Art &

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 175

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"In the Heat of the Sun" and "Devils on the Doorstep" are two of the finest and most honored Chinese films ever made. This title examines these works. It uses cinema and photography, political history, anthropology and philosophy, Chinese rhetorical traditions, and concepts of justice to explore the films' visual complexity and intellectual force.
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Subsequent performances

Author: Jonathan Miller

Publisher: Viking Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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A director's brilliant inquiry into the problems--and solutions--of staging, filming, and acting classics for modern audiences. 90 black-and-white and color illustrations.
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Bats in Question

The Smithsonian Answer Book

Author: Don E. Wilson

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588345114

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Long the subject of myth and superstition, bats have been among the most misunderstood of mammals due to their nocturnal habits, capacity for flight, and strange appearance. Seeking to dispel the myths associated with these remarkable creatures and arguing for their key role in a balanced ecosystem, Bats in Question covers all aspects of bat biology in a practical question-and-answer format. Describing where bats live, how they use echolocation to navigate, and even why they hang upside down, the book also gives the conservation status of all 925 bat species. Don E. Wilson traces the evolution of bats and shows their remarkable diversity by describing each of the major groups in terms of their different body structures and habitats. He sheds light on bats' complex social systems, extraordinary variation in size, and food preferences that encompass plants, insects, and mammals. The book also explores cultural attitudes about bats—telling how, until recently, bats had been relegated to the world of vampires and how they have emerged to take their place in public awareness as important and fascinating members of our ecosystems.
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Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization

Author: Richard Sennett

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393346501

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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This vivid history of the city in Western civilization tells the story of urban life through bodily experience. Flesh and Stone is the story of the deepest parts of life—how women and men moved in public and private spaces, what they saw and heard, the smells that assailed them, where they ate, how they dressed, the mores of bathing and of making love—all in the architecture of stone and space from ancient Athens to modern New York. Early in Flesh and Stone, Richard Sennett probes the ways in which the ancient Athenians experienced nakedness, and the relation of nakedness to the shape of the ancient city, its troubled politics, and the inequalities between men and women. The story then moves to Rome in the time of the Emperor Hadrian, exploring Roman beliefs in the geometrical perfection of the body. The second part of the book examines how Christian beliefs about the body related to the Christian city—the Venetian ghetto, cloisters, and markets in Paris. The final part of Flesh and Stone deals with what happened to urban space as modern scientific understanding of the body cut free from pagan and Christian beliefs. Flesh and Stone makes sense of our constantly evolving urban living spaces, helping us to build a common home for the increased diversity of bodies that make up the modern city.
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