“The location of the author’s investigations, the body itself rather than the sphere of subjective representations of self and of function in cultures, is wholly new. The book explores various dissonances in thinking the relation between mind and body. It investigates issues that resist reduction to these binary terms. Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism. By Elizabeth Grosz. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, Pp. vii + Volatile Bodies is launched with.

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Ruth Noack – – Die Philosophin 7 Overall, this dense and insightful book has well worth the inclusion on my list. Towadd a Corporeal Feminism.

I believe this work will be a landmark in future feminist thinking. Receive email notifications on new books and special sales.

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Refiguring Bodies Volarile II. These thinkers are not providing an account of “human” corporeality but of male corporeality. My library Help Advanced Book Search. In conclusion, while this book was incredibly dense, it is a useful source for anyone looking to do a feminist reading of the body through contemporary theory or history. Being the raw material of social and cultural organization, it is “incomplete” and thus subject to the endless rewriting and social inscription that constitute all sign systems.


Introduction and Acknowledgments Part I. She closes the chapter suggesting some ways feminists have approached the body in the past. Indiana University Press, The New Public Health: Towards a Corporeal Feminism, Elizabeth Grosz reexamines canonical philosophers and theorists and their thoughts on the body.

Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism

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Kwok – towaed Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 2: This entry has no external links. Volatile Bodies demonstrates that the sexually specific body is socially constructed: It uses, transforms and subverts the work of a number of distinguished male theorists of the body Freud, Lacan, Merleau-Ponty, Schilder, The Outside In 5.

Neurophysiology and Corporeal Mappings 4.

Sign in to use this feature. Indiana University Press Her examination of female experience lays the groundwork for developing theories of sexed corporeality rather than merely rectifying flawed models of male theorists.

The Semiotics of Gender. A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 12 4: History of Western Philosophy. References to this book Hybrid Geographies: Grosz – – Routledge.


I believe this work will be a landmark in future feminist thinking. These thinkers are not providing an account of “human” corporeality but of male corporeality. Grosz then turns to corporeal experiences unique to women—menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, menopause. Other editions – View all Volatile Bodies: