Telling Flesh: The Substance of the Corporeal by Vicki KirbyTelling Flesh: The Substance of the Corporeal by Vicki Kirby

Telling Flesh: The Substance of the Corporeal

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Vicki Kirbyteaches in the Department of Sociology, Culture and Communication at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
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Title:Telling Flesh: The Substance of the CorporealFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 2 inPublished:September 16, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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In Telling Flesh, Vicki Kirby addresses a major theoretical issue at the intersection of the social sciences and feminist theory - the separation of nature from culture. Kirby focuses particularly on postmodern approaches to corporeality, and explores how these approaches confine the body within questions of meaning and interpretation. Kirby explores the implications of this containment in the works of Jane Gallop, Judith Butler, and Drucilla Cornell, as well as in recent cyber-criticism. By analyzing the inadvertent repetition of nature/culture division in this work, Kirby offers a powerful reassessment of dualism itself.

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"The strength of "Telling Flesh lies in Kirby's keen diagnostic eye. She has an amazing grasp of the intricacies of complex theoretical positions in contemporary cultural studies and she follows them through tenaciously. I was most impressed by Vicki Kirby's sophisticated critical analysis of some of the most widely used but least understood concepts in deconstruction, psychoanalysis, linguistics, poststructuralism, pheonomenology, and feminine theory."-Gail Weiss "Hypatia