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Published: 25 July 2016

304 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199793396

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This Mortal Coil

The Human Body in History and Culture

Fay Bound Alberti

  • Explores how Cartesian dualism has affected everyday perceptions of the brain and body
  • Examines the history and cultural meanings of several key organs and systems from the inside out
  • Challenges the craniological assumptions of the modern age
  • Explores how some parts of the body are gendered or political