Poetics of the Flesh by Mayra Rivera

Poetics of the Flesh

byMayra Rivera

Kobo ebook | September 16, 2015

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In Poetics of the Flesh Mayra Rivera offers poetic reflections on how we understand our carnal relationship to the world, at once spiritual, organic, and social. She connects conversations about corporeality in theology, political theory, and continental philosophy to show the relationship between the ways ancient Christian thinkers and modern Western philosophers conceive of the "body" and "flesh.” Her readings of the biblical writings of John and Paul as well as the work of Tertullian illustrate how Christian ideas of flesh influenced the works of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Michel Foucault, and inform her readings of Judith Butler, Frantz Fanon, and others. Rivera also furthers developments in new materialism by exploring the intersections among bodies, material elements, social arrangements, and discourses through body and flesh. By painting a complex picture of bodies, and by developing an account of how the social materializes in flesh, Rivera provides a new way to understand gender and race.

 

Title:Poetics of the FleshFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 16, 2015Publisher:Duke University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822374935

ISBN - 13:9780822374930

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