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What to do with the Body? From Cartesian Legacy to Body Studies

Author(s): Ozren Biti, Suzana Marjanić, Petar Bagarić, Tanja Bukovčan, Ajla Demiragić, Bojan Žikić, Lada Čale Feldman, Mojca Ramšak
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Hrvatsko etnološko društvo
Keywords: body; Descartes; body studies; epistemological pragmatism

Summary/Abstract: Since the corporeal turn in the humanities and social sciences until today, a huge amount of articles have been written covering the issues of the body. Starting from the importance of the body in social life, as well as in culture, and the significant changes the body has been undergoing during postmodernism, the sociological theorists dealing with the studies of the body have significantly contributed to the understanding of this epistemological arena and to the discussions on ontological dilemmas surrounding the body. However, the question remains what kind of changes have been occuring in Cartesian heritage at all, since it seems that, while we are trying to find a unilateral answer to the question - what is the body - the key problem - what to do with the body - remains unanswered.

  • Issue Year: 41/2011
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 7-45
  • Page Count: 38
  • Language: Croatian