Drawing on relevant discussions of embodiment in phenomenology, feminist theory, psychoanalytic theory, queer theory and post-colonial theory, Body Images explores the role played by the body image in our everyday existence.
Gail Weiss is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The George Washington University. She is co-editor of Perspectives on Embodiment (forthcoming from Routledge).
"Weiss presents a subtle and thoughtful interrogation of the status of the body in our understanding of subjectivity and society. This is a book that is intimately attuned to the complexities of race, class, gender and geography and how they are always lived through bodily structures and experiences. Perhaps more than many of the great theorists of the body,Body Images makes us alive to how strongly these structures of cultural, sexual, racial and social differences are embedded in lived bodies." -- Elizabeth Grosz, author of Volatile Bodies