Volatile Bodies. Toward a Corporeal Feminism

Book (Monograph)

Volatile Bodies is based on a risky wager: that all the effects of subjectivitiy, psychological depth and interiority can be refigured in terms of bodies and surfaces. It uses, transforms and subverts the work of a number of distinguished male theorists of the body (Freud, Lacan, Merleau-Ponty, Schilder, Nietzsche, Foucault, Lingis and Deleuze) who, while freeing the body from its subordination to the mind, are nonetheless unable to accomodate the specificities of women's bodies.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grosz, EA

Published Date

  • 1994

Published By


  • 250

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0253208629

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780253208620