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How do we understand the agency and significance of material forces and their interface with human bodies? What does it mean to be human in these times, with bodies that are inextricably interconnected with our physical world? Bodily Natures considers these questions by grappling with powerful and pervasive material forces and their increasingly harmful effects on the human body. Drawing on feminist theory, environmental studies, and the sciences, Stacy Alaimo focuses on trans-corporeality, or movement across bodies and nature, which has profoundly altered our sense of self. By looking at a broad range of creative and philosophical writings, Alaimo illuminates how science, politics, and culture collide, while considering the closeness of the human body to the environment.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. 1 Bodily Natures
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. 2 Eros and X-rays: Bodies, Class, and “Environmental Justice”
  2. pp. 27-59
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  1. 3 Invisible Matters: The Sciences of Environmental Justice
  2. pp. 61-83
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  1. 4 Material Memoirs: Science, Autobiography, and the Substantial Self
  2. pp. 85-112
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  1. 5 Deviant Agents: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  2. pp. 113-140
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  1. 6 Genetics, Material Agency, and the Evolution of Posthuman Environmental Ethics in Science Fiction
  2. pp. 141-158
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 159-171
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 173-187
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 189-193
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253004833
Related ISBN
9780253355324
MARC Record
OCLC
680036353
Pages
210
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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