Dialectics of the Body
Corporeality in the Philosophy of Theodor Adorno
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The study of Theodor Adorno has largely ignored or dismissed the enigmatic and provocative moments in his writing on the body. Dialectics of the Body corrects this gap by arguing that Adorno's analysis of reified society emanates and returns to the body and that hope and desire are present throughout Adorno's philosophy.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 Repressing the Body; Chapter 1a Avoiding the Sirens: Women in the Dialectic of Enlightenment; Chapter 2 Interrogating Philosophy: The Bared Breasts Incident; Chapter 2a Entanglement: Remembering Gretel Karplus Adorno; Chapter 3 “The Most Forgotten Alien Land”: Adorno’s Essay on Kafka; Chapter 3a Reading the Body: Franz Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony”; Chapter 4 Feminist Negative Dialectics: Dialectical Materialism and the “Transfigured Body”; conclu Conclusion;
Lisa Yun Lee
"Lisa Yun Lee's new scholarly study, Dialectics of the Body signals a welcome shift in the U.S. reception of this challenging theorist." -- Jamie Daniel, In These Times