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Cultural Studies

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The Culture of the Body

Genealogies of Modernity

A cultural history of the evolution of the modern body, as glimpsed at six critical moments

Power and Knowledge

Astrology, Physiognomics, and Medicine under the Roman Empire

Offers insight into the relationship between knowledge and power in ancient times--and science and politics in our own

Staging Masculinity

The Rhetoric of Performance in the Roman World

Examines ancient notions of what constitutes a "good man"

The Pedagogical Contract

The Economies of Teaching and Learning in the Ancient World

Rethinks the teacher-student relationship from its ancient roots to the present

An Utterly Dark Spot

Gaze and Body in Early Modern Philosophy

Two concepts of special interest to contemporary theorists--the gaze and the body--approached in a fresh and fascinating way

Constructions of the Classical Body

Distinguished international scholars examine the neglected issue of the body and its status in classical antiquity

The Body and Physical Difference

Discourses of Disability

Groundbreaking perspectives on disability in culture and the arts that shed light on notions of identity and social marginality

The Abyss of Freedom/Ages of the World

An essay by philosopher Slavoj Zizek, with an English translation of Schelling's beautiful and evocative Ages of the World, second draft

The Tremulous Private Body

Essays on Subjection

An ambitious study of literary, aesthetic, and philosophical authors on the modern subject versus the modern body