The Body of Nature and Culture

The Body of Nature and Culture

by R. Giblett


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This book explores the relationship of human bodies with natural and cultural environments, arguing that these categories are linked and intertwined. It argues for an environmentally sustainable and healthy relationship between the body and the earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230222731
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/14/2008
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ROD GIBLETT is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, School of Communications and Contemporary Arts, Edith Cowan University, Australia. He is the author of Postmodern Wetlands: Culture, History, Ecology; Living with the Earth: Mastery to Mutuality; Forrestdale: People and Place; Health Recovery: The Taoist Tai Chi™ Way and Sublime Communication Technologies.

Table of Contents

Where Land and Body Meet: Body Culture and Nature Machine Body of Modern Western Medicine Battlefield Body in Illness Narratives Grotesque Body of the Lower Strata Monstrous Body of the Slimy Depths Fascist Body of the War-machine Writing on the Surface of the Textual Body Sporting Body Imprisoned in the Time-machine Cyborg: The Body-machine of the Civilian-soldier Taoist Body of the Earth Healthy Land, Healthy Body: State of the Environment, State of Health

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