The Resource This mortal coil : the human body in history and culture, Fay Bound Alberti

This mortal coil : the human body in history and culture, Fay Bound Alberti

Label
This mortal coil : the human body in history and culture
Title
This mortal coil
Title remainder
the human body in history and culture
Statement of responsibility
Fay Bound Alberti
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hamlet's "mortal coil"--Which eventually and inevitably we "shuffle off" when we enter the sleep of death, as he puts it - has never been static. Indeed how the human body and its component parts have been understood, individually and collectively, has shifted across time, shaped by culture, religion, and technology. In this probing and provocative new book, Fay Bound Alberti uses the global histories of medicine, pathology, and emotions to explore these changing notions. Each chapter uses a different focus - bones, skin, sexual organs, spine, tongue, heart - revealing how each body part connects to a peculiarly Western notion of expertise, one which appropriates one element from the others and ignores their interconnection. The themes examined in This Mortal Coil - the nature of identity, the relationship between the brain and the heart, and the gendering of our physical and emotional selves - are enduring ones, but perceptions of the "perfect body" or "perfect health" evolve constantly. Moving between the surface and what lies beneath, Alberti provides a rich and fascinating accounting of each part, shedding light on the role scientific developments - from medical care to plastic surgery to cloning - plays in how we look at ourselves. Written with insight and narrative verve, Alberti's provocative book reveals how the mortal coil can be unwound, and looked at as if for the first time"--
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Provided by publisher
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1971-
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Alberti, Fay Bound
Index
index present
LC call number
QM23.2
LC item number
.A42 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 G-382
  • HM 636
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Human body
  • Human body
  • Health
  • Human Body
  • Anatomy
  • Physiological Phenomena
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • History, 20th Century
Label
This mortal coil : the human body in history and culture, Fay Bound Alberti
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Body in Parts -- 1. Getting it Straight: Spines, Scoliosis and the Hunchback King -- 2. Beauty and the Breast: from Paraffin to PIP -- 3. 'Country Matters': The Language and Politics of Female Genitalia -- 4. 'Soft and Tender' or 'Weighed down by Grief:' The Emotional Heart -- 5. Mind the Brain: From 'Cold Wet Matter' to the Origin of Thought -- 6. From Excrement to Boundary: Rethinking Skin -- 7. Tongue-Tied? From Nagging Wives to a Question of Taste -- 8. Fat. So? Gut Knowledge and the Meanings of Obesity -- Conclusion: Towards Embodiment
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 289 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199793440
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99971818259
System control number
(NhCcYBP)13068335
Label
This mortal coil : the human body in history and culture, Fay Bound Alberti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Body in Parts -- 1. Getting it Straight: Spines, Scoliosis and the Hunchback King -- 2. Beauty and the Breast: from Paraffin to PIP -- 3. 'Country Matters': The Language and Politics of Female Genitalia -- 4. 'Soft and Tender' or 'Weighed down by Grief:' The Emotional Heart -- 5. Mind the Brain: From 'Cold Wet Matter' to the Origin of Thought -- 6. From Excrement to Boundary: Rethinking Skin -- 7. Tongue-Tied? From Nagging Wives to a Question of Taste -- 8. Fat. So? Gut Knowledge and the Meanings of Obesity -- Conclusion: Towards Embodiment
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 289 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199793440
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99971818259
System control number
(NhCcYBP)13068335

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