Crossroads of Knowledge

Bodies, Boundaries and Vulnerabilities

Interrogating Social, Cultural and Political Aspects of Embodiment

Editors: Käll, Lisa Folkmarson (Ed.)

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  • Cuts new terrain in feminist theories of the body and embodiment
  • Targets the topic of bodily boundaries in new innovative ways through a focus on the dynamic co-constitution of bodies and boundaries
  • Explores an understanding of vulnerability as an essential aspect of being embodied
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This volume explores the interrelations between bodily boundaries and vulnerabilities. It calls attention to the vulnerability of bodies as an essential aspect of having boundaries and being bound to other bodies. The volume advances an understanding of embodiment as the central aspect of subjectivity, its identity formation and its relations to others and the world. The essence of embodiment is what connects us with others and in equal measure what distinguishes us from others. The collection also addresses the centrality of the body to political and cultural activity, targeting the role and constitution of norms in the regulation of bodies, and the construction of spaces that bodies inhabit, in constructing national and cultural identities. It raises questions of how bodies and boundaries materialize in co-constitutive relation to one another; how bodies are situated and come to embody various bodies and intersections between different categories of identity and systems of value, meaning and knowledge; how the regulation and policing of bodies and the boundaries between them come to constitute bodies as being weak, strong, vulnerable or resilient and as having more or less fixed or fluid boundaries. The chapters in the volume all demonstrate how individual human bodies are formed in relation to each other as they are regulated and distinguished from one another by larger collective bodies of nature, culture, science, nation and state, as well as by other human or non-human animal bodies.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Vulnerable Bodies and Embodied Boundaries

    Käll, Lisa Folkmarson

    Pages 1-12

  • Rural Women’s Bodies and Invisible Hands: Neoliberalism and Population Control in China

    Wang, Lihua (et al.)

    Pages 13-30

  • Arrogant Perceptors, World-Travelers, and World-Backpackers: Rethinking María Lugones’ Theoretical Framework Through Lukas Moodysson’s Mammoth

    Björklund, Jenny

    Pages 31-46

  • Embodied Vulnerability in Large-Scale Technical Systems: Vulnerable Dam Bodies, Water Bodies, and Human Bodies

    Öhman, May-Britt

    Pages 47-79

  • Toxic Skin and Animal Mops: Ticks and Humanimal Vulnerabilities

    Bull, Jacob

    Pages 81-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bodies, Boundaries and Vulnerabilities
Book Subtitle
Interrogating Social, Cultural and Political Aspects of Embodiment
Editors
  • Lisa Folkmarson Käll
Series Title
Crossroads of Knowledge
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22494-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22494-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22493-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37338-6
Series ISSN
2197-9634
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 174
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