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Textual Bodies
Textual Bodies (January 1997)
Changing Boundaries of Literary Representation
Lori Hope Lefkovitz - Editor

Illustrates changing definitions of bodily limits, integrity, transgression, sexuality, and violation in the history of the Western canon.
In lively and accessible essays of literary criticism, this book approaches literature from classical times through the present with an emphasis on the place and treatment of the human body in the Western textual tradition. The work serves the double purpose of providing new, original, and provocative ...(Read More)
 
 
The Body, Self-Cultivation, and Ki-Energy
The Body, Self-Cultivation, and Ki-Energy (September 1993)
Yasuo Yuasa - Author
Shigenori Nagatomo - Translator
Monte S. Hull - Translator

This book is an inquiry into ki-energy, its role within Eastern mind-body theory, and its implications for our contemporary Western understanding of the body. Yuasa examines the concept of ki-energy as it has been used in such areas as acupuncture, Buddhist and Taoist meditation, and the martial arts. To explain the achievement of mind-body oneness in these traditions he offers an innovative schematization of the lived body. His approach is inter...(Read More)
 
 
Hadewijch and Her Sisters
Hadewijch and Her Sisters (August 1993)
Other Ways of Loving and Knowing
John Giles Milhaven - Author

Hadewijch, a thirteenth-century woman, describes her relationship with God as a mutual loving in which God and she affect each other personally and profoundly. This book presents in detail the account by Hadewijch of this supreme and most satisfying experience.

Presented here are phenomenologically specific traits of the bodily knowing that Hadewijch and other women of her time and place prized in their devotion...(Read More)
 
 
One Blood
One Blood (July 1993)
The Jamaican Body
Elisa Janine Sobo - Author

One Blood offers a wealth of ethnographic material, skillfully using traditional Jamaican images and expressions to present a coherent and systematic depiction of the Jamaican body, of how it works and of how health is maintained. Sobo explains some of the more complex issues of medical anthropology in a clear and accessible fashion and shows how gender and kinship tensions are expressed through culturally constructed syndromes. The book ex...(Read More)
 
 
Virginal Sexuality and Textuality in Victorian Literature
Virginal Sexuality and Textuality in Victorian Literature (January 1993)
Lloyd Davis - Editor

This book examines the figure of the virgin, a symbol central to many aspects of society and sexuality in nineteenth-century England, and its effects on the Victorian literary imagination. Studying the virgin as a social, sexual, and literary phenomenon, the volume contributes to current critical accounts of the relations among the body and language, gender, and discourse.

These essays explore the ways in which virginity is ...(Read More)
 
 
Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice
Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice (January 1993)
Thomas P. Kasulis - Editor
Roger T. Ames - Editor
Wimal Dissanayake - Editor

This book is an investigation of the relationship between self and body in the Indian, Japanese, and Chinese philosophical traditions. The interplay between self and body is complex and manifold, touching on issues of epistemology, ontology, social philosophy, and axiology. The authors examine these issues and make relevant connections to the Western tradition. The authors' allow the Asian traditions to shed new light on some of the traditional m...(Read More)
 
 
The Life of Illness
The Life of Illness (December 1992)
One Woman's Journey
Carol T. Olson - Author

"Olson's work is a lesson. It shows to health care professionals and others who are involved in lives of illness that a health care theology, although a hidden paradigm, is a reality. In the midst of a health care system that is primarily dedicated to economics, technology, politics, and industry, Olson gives voice to the hidden paradigm and reminds us that we need to recapture a synthesis between the health care culture and faith." -- Qualitat...(Read More)
 
 
People of the Body
People of the Body (September 1992)
Jews and Judaism from an Embodied Perspective
Howard Eilberg-Schwartz - Editor

"The greatest strength of the book is the issue it poses: the notion that Jews are not simply a people of the book but also a people of the body. This is a dimension of Jewish experience that has been sorely neglected and that the book puts on the agenda of Jewish studies through its consideration of a number of dimensions of the embodiedness of Jewish life." -- Judith Plaskow, Manhattan College

By shifting attention from the image of Jews ...(Read More)
 
 
Tattoo, Torture, Mutilation, and Adornment
Tattoo, Torture, Mutilation, and Adornment (September 1992)
The Denaturalization of the Body in Culture and Text
Frances E. Mascia-Lees - Editor
Patricia Sharpe - Editor

Analyzes the power of culture to encode its messages on the human form.

This exciting book engages the most current debates about the representation of the human body, particularly the female body, in various media such as literature, film, and popular magazines. Thoroughly conversant with the latest in feminist criticism, gender theory, and the predicaments of postmodern culture, the authors explore various narrative...(Read More)
 
 
Attunement Through the Body
Attunement Through the Body (August 1992)
Shigenori Nagatomo - Author

"This book raises a completely new perspective on the relationship between consciousness, experience and the human body. It makes a compelling account of how our experience is carnate and then explores the rich philosophical implications of this insight." Howard Eilberg-Schwartz, Stanford University

Preparatory to restoring humaneness,Attunement Through the Body offers an innovative, philosophical model for overcoming mind-body duali...(Read More)
 
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