Bodies of Resistance

Paper Text – $32.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1847-8

Cloth Text – $89.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1846-1
Publication Date
December 2001
Page Count
305 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Bodies of Resistance

New Phenomenologies of Politics, Agency, and Culture
Laura Doyle

This startling volume explores the traumas and possibilities of embodiment as it is lived in a political world. Unveiling the influence of phenomenology, particularly that of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, on contemporary thought. Bodies of Resistance cuts across the disciplines of philosophy, political theory, literature, and cultural studies to explore anew how we are at once produced by yet resistant to cultural norms.

About the Author
Laura Doyle is an associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her book Bordering on the Body: The Racial Matrix of Modern Fiction and Culture received the George and Barbara Perkins Prize from the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature. She is also the recipient of an ACLS Fellowship and a Rockefeller Fellowship.
"This collection is both timely and important. It will help establish the necessity of grounding discussions of the body in careful philosophical analyses and go a long way toward reminding us of ways in which phenomenology broke ground and can continue to break ground in exploring the meanings of our embodiment." --Debra Bergoffen, George Mason University