Common Bodies: Everyday Practices, Gender and Religion

Common Bodies: Everyday Practices, Gender and Religion by -

Title: Common Bodies: Everyday Practices, Gender and Religion
Author: -
ISBN10: 3825855783
ISBN13: 978-3825855789
Publisher: Lit Verlag; 1st edition (September 13, 2002)
Language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size PDF: 1734 kb
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Rating: 3.9/5
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Pages: 192 pages
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Common Bodies: Everyday Practices, Gender and Religion by -


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The gendered body in its common, everyday activities and references is the central focus of this book. Recognizing the highly abstract and often 'disembodied' character of contemporary discussions on 'the body' in relation to gender, subjectivity and discourse, the authors of this anthology start their inquiries at a more mundane level by studying 'common bodies': human bodies and bodily practices in daily situations of (domestic) work and care, of sex, love and violence, and of prayer and ritual. From this angle of 'corporeal agency' they discuss the meaning of religion, religiosity, transcendence and/or Divinity.