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What to Do with the Body? From Cartesian Legacy to Body Studies


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Biti, Ozren and Bagarić, Petar and Bukovčan, Tanja and Čale Feldman, Lada and Demiragić, Ajla and Marjanić, Suzana and Ramšak, Mojca and Žikić, Bojan. (2011). What to Do with the Body? From Cartesian Legacy to Body Studies. Etnološka tribina, 41(34). pp. 7-45. ISSN 0351-1944

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Since the corporal turn in the humanities and social sciences until today, a huge amount of articles have been written covering the issues of the body. Starting from the importance of the body in social life, as well as in culture, and the significant changes the body has been undergoing during postmodernism, the sociological theorists dealing the studies of the body have significantly contributed to the understanding of this epistemological arena and to the discussions on ontological dilemmas surrounding the body. However, the question remains what kind of changes have been occurring in Cartesian legacy at all, since it seems that, while we are trying to find a unilateral answer to the question – what is the body? – the key problem - what to with the body? – remains unanswered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: body, Descartes, body studies, epistemological pragmatism
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Department of Comparative Literature
Additional Information: Rasprava.
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 11:37
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 11:37

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