Place through the Body

Place through the Body

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 2:00348752

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Introduction: MakingPlacesBodies-HEIDI J. NAST and STEVE PILE

PART 1: FilteringPlacesBodies
2 Queer(y)ing globalization-J.K. GIBSON-GRAHAM
3 Bodies-cities-ELIZABETH GROSZ
4 Human.language.machine-KEN HILLIS
6 The body as “place”: reflexivity and fieldwork in Kano, Nigeria-HEIDI J. NAST

PART 2: ConfiningPlacesBodies
7 Harem: colonial fiction and architectural fantasm in turn-of-the-century France-EMILY APTER
8 Dancing in the dark: the inscription of blackness in Le Corbusier’s Radiant City-MABEL O. WILSON
9 The South African body politic: space, race and heterosexuality-GLEN S. ELDER
10 The house behind-KAREN BERMANN

PART 3: ExcessingPlacesBodies
11 Beyond nomadism: the travel narratives of a “cripple”-MICHAEL L. DORN
12 Encountering Mary: ritualization and place contagion in postmodernity-ANGELA K. MARTIN and SANDRA KRYST
13 Perverse desire: the lure of the mannish lesbian-TERESA DE LAURETIS
14 Reading the sexed bodies and spaces of gyms-LYNDA JOHNSTON
15 Ladies and gentlemen: train rides and other Oedipal stories-VIRGINIA L. BLUM

PART 4: ProjectingPlacesBodies
16 Inscribing domestic work on Filipina bodies-GERALDINE PRATT in collaboration with the PHILIPPINE WOMEN CENTRE, VANCOUVER, CANADA
17 Mapped bodies and disembodied maps: (dis)placing cartographic struggle in colonial Canada-MATTHEW SPARKE
18 Embodying the urban Maori warrior-GREGORY A. WALLER
19 Sex, violence and the weather: male hysteria, scale and the fractal geographies of patriarchy-CHRISTOPHER LUKINBEAL and STUART C.AITKEN
20 Written on the body: eroticism, death and hagiography-GIULIANA BRUNO


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