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Imaginary Bodies : Ethics, Power and Corporeality

Imaginary Bodies : Ethics, Power and Corporeality - 96 edition

Imaginary Bodies : Ethics, Power and Corporeality - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780203726891

ISBN10: 0203726898

Imaginary Bodies : Ethics, Power and Corporeality by Moira Gatens - ISBN 9780203726891
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Published: 1996
International: No
Imaginary Bodies : Ethics, Power and Corporeality by Moira Gatens - ISBN 9780203726891

ISBN13: 9780203726891

ISBN10: 0203726898

Edition: 96
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Summary

Imaginary Bodies is a collection of essays that offer a sustained challenge to traditional philosophical notions of the body, sex and gender. Moira Gatens explores alternative positions to dualism by exploring psychoanalytic, Foucaultian and Spinozist notions of embodiment. The book traces a largely neglected geneaology of philosophers from Spinoza, Nietzsche, Freud, Foucault and Deleuze and sets this tradition against that of the Enlightenment. What emerges are new ways of thinking those aspects of life which Gatens calls "imaginary."

Confining herself to neither philosophy of "the subject" nor an ahistorical philosophy of "the body" at the expense of broader ethical and socio-political issues, Gatens shows the many connections between theories of bodies politic and the (sexed) individual. She compellingly, lucidly, and trenchantly engages with the ethical, legal and sexual relations between men and women which are placed in its proper historical and political context.