Promised Bodies

Author: Patricia Dailey
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231161206
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In the Christian tradition, especially in the works of Paul, Augustine, and the exegetes of the Middle Ages, the body is a twofold entity consisting of inner and outer persons that promises to find its true materiality in a time to come. A potentially transformative vehicle, it is a dynamic mirror that can reflect the work of the divine within and substantially alter its own materiality if receptive to divine grace. The writings of Hadewijch of Brabant, a thirteenth-century beguine, engage with this tradition in sophisticated ways both singular to her mysticism and indicative of the theological milieu of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Crossing linguistic and historical boundaries, Patricia Dailey connects the embodied poetics of Hadewijch's visions, writings, and letters to the work of Julian of Norwich, Hildegard of Bingen, Marguerite of Oingt, and other mystics and visionaries. She establishes new criteria to more consistently understand and assess the singularity of women's mystical texts and, by underscoring the similarities between men's and women's writings of the time, collapses traditional conceptions of gender as they relate to differences in style, language, interpretative practices, forms of literacy, and uses of textuality.

Social Bodies

Author: David G. Horn
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400821452
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Using as his example post-World War I Italy and the government's interest in the size, growth rate, and "vitality" of its national population, David Horn suggests a genealogy for our present understanding of procreation as a site for technological intervention and political contestation. Social Bodies looks at how population and reproductive bodies came to be the objects of new sciences, technologies, and government policies during this period. It examines the linked scientific constructions of Italian society as a body threatened by the "disease" of infertility, and of women and men as social bodies--located neither in nature nor in the private sphere, but in that modern domain of knowledge and intervention carved out by statistics, sociology, social hygiene, and social work. Situated at the intersection of anthropology, cultural studies, and feminist studies of science, the book explores the interrelated factors that produced the practices of reason we call social science and social planning. David Horn draws on many sources to analyze the discourses and practices of "social experts," the resistance these encountered, and the often unintended effects of the new objectification of bodies and populations. He shows how science, while affirming that maternity was part of woman's "nature," also worked to remove reproduction from the domain of the natural, making it an object of technological intervention. This reconstitution of bodies through the sciences and technologies of the social, Horn argues, continues to have material consequences for women and men throughout the West.

Colonizing Bodies

Author: Mary-Ellen Kelm
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774841764
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Using postmodern and postcolonial conceptions of the body and the power relations of colonization, Kelm shows how a pluralistic medical system evolved among Canada's most populous Aboriginal population. She explores the effect which Canada's Indian policy has had on Aboriginal bodies and considers how humanitarianism and colonial medicine were used to pathologize Aboriginal bodies and institute a regime of doctors, hospitals, and field matrons, all working to encourage assimilation. In this detailed but highly readable ethnohistory, Kelm reveals how Aboriginal people were able to resist and alter these forces in order to preserve their own cultural understanding of their bodies, disease, and medicine.

Bodies Of The Text

Author: Ellen W. Goellner
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813521270
Size: 16.34 MB
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Dance and literary studies have traditionally been at odds: dancers and dance critics have understood academic analysis to be overly invested in the mind at the expense of body signification; literary critics and theorists have seen dance studies as anti-theoretical, even anti-intellectual.

Bodies Of Tomorrow

Author: Sherryl Vint
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802090522
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Bodies of Tomorrow argues for the importance of challenging visions of humanity in the future that overlook our responsibility as embodied beings connected to a material world.

Gateway To The Promised Land

Author: Mario Maffi
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814755097
Size: 13.91 MB
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This essential reference book is must reading for mental health professionals who assess and treat children and adolescents. Comprehensive, detailed, clearly written, and innovative, it presents the approaches of the leading clinicians in their fields.

Your Promised Land Awaits

Author: Bryan Cutshall
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 9781603748322
Size: 18.30 MB
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Victorious Living is Within Your Reach! The story of Exodus is not just that of Israel's journey out of slavery in Egypt and into the Promised Land of Canaan, it can also be your story of deliverance out of the mediocrity and pain of your past and into the promise and victory that God has for your future. Bryan Cutshall brings this Old Testament story to life and applies it to the modern day life of every Christian. Experience the journey of the Israelites and you will... Learn from the painful lessons of past mistakes; Overcome fear and mediocrity. Understand how stress affects your spiritual life. Get rid of doubt and bitterness. Defeat the spirits of greed, criticism, and intimidation. Become the landlord of your life. Feast on the sustenance of God. Your Promised Land Awaits will lead you into the miraculous life of power God has planned for you.