Here we touch on one of the only thoughts of the body, which is neither body and soul nor body and chattels, that is to say a non-generic corporality
but one that is given up to the factitiousness (32) of always being a body, this body that exists, in a uniqueness that in fact makes a mimesis possible.
The dandy remains in front of the mirror not to assure himself of his own corporality
, but to ensure that his body, the male body, remains unseen.
Therefore, instead of focusing the spectator's attention by simply playing with his reflexes or his corporality
, or hypnotizing him with sequences of familiar images, Xenakis's abstract and multi-layered Polytopes try to open the audience's mind to diversity and simultaneity.
upon which the narrator initially insists (one thousand arms, one thousand lips) builds to a climax not in the expected announcement of his desire for a thousand penises with which to fulfill his epistemophilic longing, but in his desire for a thousand.
To comprehend the marginal place of what I would like to term an "ethnography of listening" (as one example within a larger ethnography of sensory perception), this essay sketches the implications of the successive exclusion of sentimentality and sensuality from scholarship concerned with folklore, before turning to a discussion of why such marginalization is increasingly untenable and how ethnographers are beginning to recover sensuality and corporality
as a vital part of understanding expressive culture.
Belbo's high note is overdetermined and unconvincing, aiming to end the tale with a peace that passes all understanding and a sane corporality
Duden's description of a "pre-anatomical" understanding of corporality
helps explain why early modern people believed that shocks, rage, anger and other extreme excitements could cause illness and pain, and also why pregnant women were so fearful of terrifying sights or conflicts.
Most readers will find it easier to begin at the middle, with Part Two (Theories of Corporality
, Textuality and Humanity).
This book is framed as a study of the corporality
of the colonial process, counter poised against recent work that discusses colonialism as a state of mind.
Misogyny and teratology have always met in the image of the maternal monster, but it is the evolution of monstrous maternity that is of interest here: from corporality
to language, from marginality to centrality, and from defeat to victory, however apocalyptic these writers deem that victory to be.
However, the bare reference to the corporality
of his thinking misses the revolutionary implications of his naivity and astonishment for a theory of cognition, which brushes against the grain of formal rationality.