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5105 -- SCHAUB, MIRJAM & STEFANIE WENNER (Eds.)

Körper-Kräfte. Diskurse der Macht über den Körper
Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag 2004
187 pp., Euro 23.80; ISBN 3-89942-212-0

ABodily strength. Discourses on power over the body
From a cultural perspective the body is subject to influences of a physical kind but also the sender of powers/forces of various kinds; i.e., there are active and reactive powers. Even seemingly passive forces such as growth and inertia are intrinsic bodily forces. In discourse hierarchies of these powers become apparent which are inscribed into the potentials of the body. The papers discuss power/force as ´power over the body´ and thus contribute to respective approaches in philosophy and the cultural sciences.

Keywords: body strength, power and body, Weil, S., lust and body, desire, philosophy and body, Foucault, M., Deleuze, G., heroism, biopolitics, force of body, physical power

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