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Indeterminate bodies

Indeterminate bodies

Cook, Roger; Segal, Naomi; Taylor, Lib

This collection looks from a variety of angles at the human body as it resists the determinations of gender, sexuality, socialisation and history

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Naomi Segal, Lib Taylor, Roger Cook
ISBN: 0333949692, 9780333949696
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 288 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject: ART(X); Body, Human (Philosophy); Gender identity.; Body, Human, in literature.; Body, Human Social aspects.; Blindness; Human Body; Gender; Human figure in art.


  1. Introduction
  2. L.Taylor, N.Segal & R.Cook Prefatory Essay: The Tale of Nema
  3. R. Stainton Rogers & W.Stainton Rogers On Wanting a Child or: An Idea of Desire
  4. K.Lesnik-Oberstein Where is Action Man's Penis? Determinations of Gender
  5. J. Bignell The Ideology of the Genderless Sporting Body: Reflections on the Czech State-Socialist Concept of Physical Culture
  6. L.Oates-Indruchová 'Lying Beneath Me She is Only a Shape': Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho and the Representation of Madness
  7. A.Scott Determined Indeterminacy in the Work of Lari Pittman
  8. R.Cook 'The Some had Rather it Were She than I ': Sexing the Textual Body
  9. N.Segal Not from Adam's Rib: The Origins of Transgender Surgery in Weimar Culture
  10. S.L.Gilman 'Sweet Hee-She-Coupled-One': Unspeakable Hermaphrodites
  11. C.Williams In/determinacy in Cyberspace
  12. F.Froy Flaunting the Feminine
  13. M.Meagher Shape-Shifting and Role-Splitting: Theatre, Body and Identity
  14. L.Taylor Unhomely Bodies and Dislocated Identities in the Drama of Frank McGuinness and Marina Carr
  15. A.McMullan Blindness and the Politics of the Gaze
  16. D.Forgacs Bodies in Transition, or the Unbearable Lightness of the Transitionless Self
  17. M.Csabai & F.Erös Revolution in Video Dance: The Construction of a Fluid Body
  18. S.Dodds

Author note

AJAMU self-taught photographer, SM/cultural activist and black queer arts festival producer

JONATHAN BIGNELL Senior Lecturer in Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London

MÁRTA CSABAI Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Institute of Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

SHERRIL DODDS Lecturer in Dance Studies, University of Surrey

FERENC ERÖS Deputy Director and Head of the Department of Social and Cultural Psychology, Research Institute for Psychology at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest and Professor of Social Psychology, University of Pécs

DAVID FORGACS Professor of Italian, University College London

FRANCESCA FROY attended the MA in The Body and Representation, University of Reading, 1995-6 following a degree in Anthropology

SANDER L. GILMAN Distinguished Professor of the Libral Arts and Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago and Director of the Humanities Laboratory

KARÍN LESNIK-OBERSTEIN Lecturer in English Literature, University of Reading and Deputy Director of the University's Centre for International Research in Childhood: Literature, Culture, Media (CIRCL)

ANNA MCMULLAN Director of the MPhil in Irish Theatre and Film at the School of Drama, Trinity College Dublin

MICHELLE MEAGHER completed the MA on The Body and Representation, University of Reading, 1997

LIBORA OATES-INDRUCHOVÁ teaches literary theory and gender studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Pardubice University, Czech Republic

VANDA PLAYFORD artist and doctor

ANN SCOTT Senior Lecturer, School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London and Deputy Editor, British Journal of Psychotherapy

REX STAINTON ROGERS was, until his death in 1999, a Lecturer in Psychology, University of Reading

WENDY STAINTON ROGERS Head of the Research School, Open University

CAROLYN D. WILLIAMS Lecturer in English, University of Reading