Bodies of Democracy

Modes of Embodied Politics

Where are all the bodies? Political institutions are populated by living, breathing human beings, who eat, sleep, gesture, desire and suffer. And yet participants of the political realm are often depicted as disembodied minds, detached and distinct from their corporeal existence. Amanda Machin considers six embodied modes of democratic politics: identification, deliberation, disagreement, protest, occupation and counsel. Drawing on diverse thinkers such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michael Polyani, Simone de Beauvoir, Donna Haraway and Judith Butler, she offers an absorbing illustration of the ways human bodies are not only the disciplined objects of politics, but the generative subjects of democracy.

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27 January 2022, ca. 200 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4923-9

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Author(s)
Amanda Machin
Book title
Bodies of Democracy Modes of Embodied Politics
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 200
Features
Hardcover, Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4923-9
Commodity Group
1733
BIC-Code
JPA JHB JPHV
BISAC-Code
POL010000 SOC022000 POL007000
THEMA-Code
JPA JHB JPHV
Release date
27 January 2022
Edition
1
Topics
Politik, Körper
Readership
Political Theory, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Democracy, Bodies, Embodiment, Politics, Participation, Identification, Deliberation, Disagreement, Protest, Occupation, Counsel, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michael Polyani, Simone De Beauvoir, Donna Haraway, Judith Butler, Body, Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Political Science

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