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Places Through the Body - Heidi Nast

Places Through the Body

By: Heidi Nast (Editor), Steve Pile (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th July 1998
ISBN: 9780415179058
Number Of Pages: 448

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This exciting collection opens up many new conversations on BodyPlace and introduces new theories of embodied places and the placing of bodies.
Extensive introductory and concluding sections guide students through the key debates and themes. Places Through the Body draws on a wide range of contemporary examples and creative ideas to address such topics as:
* How racist ideologies are embedded in modern architechtural discourse and practice
* How urban spaces make bodies disabled
* How the seemingly virtual worlds of knowledge and technology are embodied
* How gyms enable women body builders to make new kinds of bodies
* How male bodies are placed onto the silver screen
* New kinds of femininity
Here geographers, architects, anthropologists, artists, film theorists, theorists of cultural studies and psycho-analysis work alongside each other to make clear connections between bodies and places.

List of figures
List of contributors
The cover illustrations: a word from the artist
Introduction: MakingPlacesBodiesp. 1
FilteringPlacesBodiesp. 21
Queer(y)ing globalizationp. 23
Bodies-citiesp. 42
Human.language.machinep. 52
Missing kitchensp. 72
The body as "place": reflexivity and fieldwork in Kano, Nigeriap. 93
ConfiningPlacesBodiesp. 117
Harem: colonial fiction and architectural fantasm in turn-of-the-century Francep. 119
Dancing in the dark: the inscription of blackness in Le Corbusier's Radiant Cityp. 133
The South African body politic: space, race and heterosexualityp. 153
The house behindp. 165
ExcessingPlacesBodiesp. 181
Beyond nomadism: the travel narratives of a "cripple"p. 183
Encountering Mary: ritualization and place contagion in postmodernityp. 207
Perverse desire: the lure of the mannish lesbianp. 230
Reading the sexed bodies and spaces of gymsp. 244
Ladies and gentlemen: train rides and other Oedipal storiesp. 263
ProjectingPlacesBodiesp. 281
Inscribing domestic work on Filipina bodiesp. 283
Mapped bodies and disembodied maps: (dis)placing cartographic struggle in colonial Canadap. 305
Embodying the urban Maori warriorp. 337
Sex, violence and the weather: male hysteria, scale and the fractal geographies of patriarchyp. 356
Written on the body: eroticism, death and hagiographyp. 381
Conclusionp. 403
EverydayPlacesBodiesp. 405
Indexp. 417
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415179058
ISBN-10: 041517905X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 9th July 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.75  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1