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Strategies of Resistance

Body, Identity and Representation in Western Culture


Marzena Kubisz

Contents: The Body in the Centre. Surgical (Re)Constructions of the Body – The Body in the Margins. The Body and Resistance: Reclaiming the Self in Non-Mainstream Body Modifications – Mastectomy: Phenomenology of Absence, or Reclaiming the Self in Contemporary Breast Culture – «Identity-Alterity»: Orlan’s Transient Body – Securing the Self, or Towards an Ontology of the Body.