Poetics of the Flesh Paperback

by Mayra Rivera;


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Poetics of the Flesh

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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, Franz Fanon, and others. Rivera also furthers developments in new materialism by exploring the intersections between 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.

Poetics of the Flesh by Mayra Rivera was published by Duke University Press in October 2015. The ISBN for Poetics of the Flesh is 9780822360131.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherDuke University Press (October 2015)
Weight318g
Number of Pages224
Thickness10 mm
Height226 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780822360131
ISBN-100822360136
Product Code4337643
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