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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Chapter 7 (Pornography and the Representation of Presence) was originally
published with the title 'The Representation of Presence: Outlining the Anti-
aesthetics of Pomography' in Theory, Culture and Society, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1993: 1
It appears that the 'evolution' of modern advertising makes it possible to locate
the phases in which the whole modern world of goods is completed — turning
goods into representations and consumption into (self-related) experience.
... negativization of bodiliness and purification of aesthetic experience —
nevertheless, the common denominator remains: the prioritization of distance as
a necessary precondition for reflection and/or representation Chapter 2 - Body,
Self and ...
From an ontogenic point of view, the basis for representation emerges with the
very difierence — as a fact or act (cf. Derrida's différance)l2 — which stabilizes
the oscillation of presence and absence into the distinctions of inside/outside and
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Chapter 7 Pornography and the Representation of Presence