Zone 5: Fragments for a History of the Human Body - Part 3

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The 48 essays and photographic dossiers in these three volumes examine the history of the human body as a field where life and thought intersect. They show how different cultures at different times have entwined physical capacities and mental mechanisms in order to construct a body adapted to moral ideas or social circumstances the body of a charismatic citizen or a visionary monk a mirror image of the world or a reflection of the spirit.Each volume emphasizes a particular perspective. "Part 1 "explores the human body's ...

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