The Body Unbound

The Body Unbound

This book explores the body’s physical limits and the ways in which the confines of the body are delineated, transgressed, or controlled in literary and philosophical texts.

Author: Katherine Lu Hsu

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030658058

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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This book explores the body’s physical limits and the ways in which the confines of the body are delineated, transgressed, or controlled in literary and philosophical texts. Drawing on classics, philosophy, religious studies, medieval studies, and critical theory and examining material ranging from Homer to Game of Thrones, this volume facilitates an interdisciplinary investigation into how the boundaries of the body define the human form in language. This volume’s essays suggest that the body’s meaning is perhaps never more evident than in the violation of its wholeness. The boundaries of the body are areas of transition between states and are therefore vulnerable. As individuals find themselves isolated from their world and one another, their bodies regularly allow for physical interactions, incur transgressions and violations, and undergo profound transformations. Thus sympathy, sexuality, disease, and violence are among the main themes of the volume, which, ultimately, reexamines the place of the body in our understanding of what it means to be human.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Body Unbound

The Body Unbound

between religious conservatism and secularism becomes particularly apparent in differing views on the female body. Traditionalist factions seek to veil the female body, whereas secularist factions interpret the exposition of the naked ...

Author: Marius Timmann Mjaaland

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443820561

Category: Philosophy

Page: 205

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A philosophical inquiry into politics, embodiment and religion takes us straight to some of contemporary culture’s most notorious issues: suicide bombing, the veiled and the exposed body, and present-day biopolitics. Interpretations of the body have always been contested, both in the history of philosophy and in the history of religions. On the one hand, the body has been perceived as a prison, binding the soul to transience, darkness, and confusion. Yet on the other hand, it has itself been controlled and disciplined by reason and will, law and culture. The ten contributors to The Body Unbound suggest that inquiries into the nature of human embodiment must take into account both context and history in order to scrutinize them and to uncover resources for unbinding a body which has been doubly bound.
Categories: Philosophy

The Body Unbound

The Body Unbound

The word unbound in our title refers to several different kinds of boundaries: the limits of the physical body and the violation of those limits; the fenced-in character of academic disciplines and the possibility of binding them ...

Author: Katherine Lu Hsu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030658069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 464

This book explores the body’s physical limits and the ways in which the confines of the body are delineated, transgressed, or controlled in literary and philosophical texts. Drawing on classics, philosophy, religious studies, medieval studies, and critical theory and examining material ranging from Homer to Game of Thrones, this volume facilitates an interdisciplinary investigation into how the boundaries of the body define the human form in language. This volume’s essays suggest that the body’s meaning is perhaps never more evident than in the violation of its wholeness. The boundaries of the body are areas of transition between states and are therefore vulnerable. As individuals find themselves isolated from their world and one another, their bodies regularly allow for physical interactions, incur transgressions and violations, and undergo profound transformations. Thus sympathy, sexuality, disease, and violence are among the main themes of the volume, which, ultimately, reexamines the place of the body in our understanding of what it means to be human.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Body Unbound

The Body Unbound

Author: Anderson Hall Blanton

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:51795256

Category:

Page: 130

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The Body Unbound

The Body Unbound

Author: Kelley Pratt Sharp

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:64576704

Category:

Page: 132

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Guitar

Guitar

'38 MARTIN 00-21 Materials: solid spruce top and Brazilian rosewood back and sides on 141⁄2"-wide body. Unbound slot-head mahogany neck (12 frets to the body, many builders today. 249⁄10" scale) with ebony 249⁄10" scale) with ebony with ...

Author: Nigel Osborne

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785834380

Category: Music

Page: 320

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This is the most authoritative and comprehensive reference work on the full range of guitar designs and playing styles ever produced. An info-packed and intricately detailed, illustrated glossary that helps you 'talk guitar' with authority. Taking you all the way from deciding which instrument is best for you and your music to learning the essential techniques in ten of the most popular guitar styles and maximizing the potential of your guitar, effects, and amplifier, this book is a one-stop, fast track to fluency in all aspects of the most influential icon in the history of popular music. In this book, the world's leading specialists tell you what ingredients go into a vast range of guitars and amplifiers to make them sound the way that they do; coach you on making the most of your instruments, effects, and amps; tutor you in the essential playing skills of genres from Rock to Jazz to classical-and everything in between. Contributors include Dave Hunter, Tony Bacon, Robert Benedetto, Dave Burrluck, Walter Carter, Dough Chandler, Paul Day, James Stevenson, Kari Bannerman, David Braid, Carl Filipiak, Nestor Garcia, Martin Goulding, Lee Hodgson, Max Milligan, and Rikky Rooksby.
Categories: Music

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West

London and Oakville: Equinox. i (2010a) 'Hermetic embodiment: angels and intersubjectivity', in M. T. Mjaaland, S. Fiorgeirsdottir and O. Sigurdson (eds) The Body Unbound: Philosophical Perspectives on Embodiment, Politics and Religion.

Author: Geoffrey Samuel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136766404

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a variety of perspectives, and includes both studies of these practices in Asian and Western contexts. The book discusses how subtle-body practices assume a quasi-material level of human existence that is intermediate between conventional concepts of body and mind. Often, this level is conceived of in terms of an invisible structure of channels, associated with the human body, through which flows of quasi-material substance take place. Contributors look at how subtle-body concepts form the basic explanatory structure for a wide range of practices. These include forms of healing, modes of exercise and martial arts as well as religious practices aimed at the refinement and transformation of the human mindbody complex. By highlighting how subtle-body practices of many kinds have been introduced into Western societies in recent years, the book explores the possibilities for new models of understanding which these concepts open up. It is a useful contribution to studies on Asian Religion and Philosophy.
Categories: Religion

Proofreading and Editing Precision

Proofreading and Editing Precision

Reports may be formatted as unbound, leftbound, or topbound docu— ments. The most common format is the unbound report. ... The basic parts, however, include the title or cover page, the body, and the references pages.

Author: Larry G. Pagel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111786779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Proofreading and Editing Precision is a comprehensive, activity-oriented book designed to sharpen proofreading and editing skills. It provides a thorough review of the rules governing language arts and applies them in business documents. Computerized exercises are integrated to give users practice in proofreading, editing, and formatting documents just as they would in everyday situations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Business & Economics