Volatile Bodies is based on a risky wager: that all the effects of subjectivity, psychological depth and inferiority can be refigured in terms of bodies and surfaces. The book explores various dissonances in thinking the relation between mind and body. It investigates issues that resist reduction to these binary terms. In Volatile Bodies: Towards a Corporeal Feminism, Elizabeth Grosz reexamines canonical philosophers and theorists and their thoughts on the.

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Somer rated it it was ok Apr 28, In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Inshe moved to Monash University to the department of comparative literature. It will not only introduce feminist to an enriching set of theoretical perspectives but set a high critical standard for feminist dialogues on the body.

Three French feminists and Jacques Lacan: Keian rated it did not like it Jun 24, Jillian rated it it was amazing Nov 11, Open Preview See a Problem? I have a body, etc.


Jan 17, Heather Wright rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 21, Farren rated it it was ok. Extremely theoretical, but an astonishingly original treatment of bodily theory. David Surman rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Sexed Bodies Notes Bibliography Index. Neurophysiology and Corporeal Mappings 4.

Volatile Bodies is based on a risky wager: Grsz book was really educational and I loved the multiple historical perspectives on the body, but then the author had to drop a transphobic comment towards the end it and it kind of ruined it for me.

References to this book Enlightened Women: It uses, transforms and subverts the work of a number of distinguished male theorists of the body Freud, Lacan, Merleau-Ponty, Schilder, Bloomington, IN iuporder indiana.

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Trivia About Volatile Bodies: Refiguring Bodies Part II. Grosz takes on quite the task in unpacking, comparing, contrasting and contextualizing these theorists for the feminist reader.


Volatile Bodies explores various dissonances in thinking the relation between mind and body.

Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism

More than this, it is through the body that we access knowledge of the world. Books by Elizabeth Grosz. Sep 26, Alexander Smith rated it it was amazing. No eBook available Amazon. In imagining the body as subjectivity, and subjectivity as nondualitist, Grosz intends to historicize the body, to see the body as sexed, as lived, as social.

Again, Grosz looks at how Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Volatole Irigaray address the body through Phenomenology, developing a corporeal phenomenology.

Nietzsche and the Elizbeth of Knowledge 6. Min Mae rated it really liked it Jan 05, A feminist introduction, and editor of six collections of feminist theory.