The Consuming Body
SAGE, 1994 M07 21 - 256 páginas
This is a fascinating examination of the relationship between consumption, the idea of the body and the formation of the self. In tracing these connections, The Consuming Body develops a profile of individuality in the late twentieth century - in both its bodily and mental aspects.
Pasi Falk offers a major synthesis and critical assessment of the debates surrounding the body, the self and contemporary consumer culture. He explores two fundamental issues for modern social theory - the delineation of modern consumption and the body's historically changing position in various cultural orders. In the course of his argument he examines both metaphors of consumption and investigates the issues of representation in advertising and pornography.
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... Self and Culture) is elaborated from the original version published with the title
'Modern Oralities - a cultural topology of ... 'The Representation of Presence:
Outlining the Anti-aesthetics of Pomography' in Theory, Culture and Society, Vol.
... as a major issue in modern culture and politics. The social background to the
emerging interest in the sociology of the body included the political and social
impact of feminism and the women's movement in the academy and broader
The argument about self formation is now connected, through a discussion of
eating, with the formation of society itself as ... For Pasi Falk the transformation
taking place in modern society is thus away from the collective rituals of eating to
In Pasi Falk's hands, this Gemeinschaft/Gescllschaft distinction is transformed
into a theory of the body/self/society such that the communal bonds of the ritual
meal are eventually replaced by the privatized forms of consumption in modern ...
The human body occupies an ambiguous, even a paradoxical role in cultural
categorizations - from the cosmologies of the archaic societies to the discursive
and non-discursive practices of modern Western civilization. It is the most
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Chapter 7 Pornography and the Representation of Presence