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By Francisco Ortega

This ebook examines the confusions and contradictions that occur in known attitudes in the direction of the physique, in addition to in similar physically practices.

The physique is at the same time our reference for the certainties of nature and the locus of a wish for transformation and reinvention. The physique is while worshipped and despised; an item of wish and of layout. Francisco Ortega analyses how the physique has turn into either a reveal for the projection of our rules and imaginings approximately ourselves and conversely an item of suspicion, anxiousness, and soreness. Addressing practices of corporeal ascesis (such as bodybuilding and dietetics), scientific applied sciences, and radical anatomical alterations, Ortega records the ambiguous legacy of a western theoretical culture that has regularly despised the body.

Utilising a theoretical framework that's customarily knowledgeable via the phenomenology of the physique, feminist idea, incapacity experiences and the concept of Michel Foucault, Corporeality, clinical applied sciences and modern Culture deal with numerous moral and mental matters linked to the event and notion of the physique in our cultural panorama. Drawing on those assorted parts of philosophical and analytical paintings, this publication will curiosity these getting to know legislations, drugs, and Sociology.

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