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Receptive Bodies

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Leo Bersani, known for his provocative interrogations of psychoanalysis, sexuality, and the human body, centers his latest book on a surprisingly simple image: a newborn baby simultaneously crying out and drawing its first breath. These twin ideas--absorption and expulsion, the intake of physical and emotional nourishment and the exhalation of breath--form the backbone of Receptive Bodies , a thoughtful new essay collection. These titular bodies range from fetuses in utero to fully eroticized adults, all the way to ...

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Receptive Bodies
2018, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226579764

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Receptive Bodies
2018, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226579627

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