603820 VO Docile Bodies: History and Theory of the Human Body

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603820
VO Docile Bodies: History and Theory of the Human Body
VO 2
5
weekly
annually
German

Critical-reflexive knowledge about the interdependence of the education and the concept of the body with their theoretical basis.

 

The subject of bodies is thought against the background of logic and passion. At first glance, the two terms are mutually different, so a second one on their history is to dare the tense relationship between body and mind. It is about asceticism, breeding, education of the body, i.e. about submission and oppression, as well as about the direction, standardization, production and unleashing of the body, together with its imagination and longing, i.e. transformations of the physical into the dominance of the linguistic and pictorial as traces of violence in the history of an increasingly mediated world.

The lecture will begin where all of us have begun life in this world: with birth. It will cease where we (must) be fully aware of and aware of our finiteness of the body.

In between, we embark on a historical search for traces that goes back to antiquity and investigates the "docile body" (M. Foucault), showing procedures/techniques of discipline as well as attempts to find a way out, at least occasionally, in which bodies escape, resist and find creative forms of expression. The focus of the lecture will then be on this.

Lecture, presentation of films, discussions.

Work written under supervision.

For selection:

Wulf, Christoph/Kamper, Dietmar (Hg.) (2002): Logik und Leidenschaft. Erträge Historischer Anthropologie. Reimer: Berlin.

Foucault, Michel (1977): Überwachen und Strafen. Die Geburt des Gefängnisses. Suhrkamp TB: Frankfurt am Main (franz. Original 1975, Editions Gallimard).

Kamper, Dietmar/Wulf, Christoph (Hg.) (1989): Transfigurationen des Körpers. Spuren der Gewalt in der Geschichte. Reimer: Berlin.

Bilstein, Johannes/Brumlik, Micha (Hg.) (2013): Die Bildung des Körpers. Beltz Juventa: Weinheim/Basel.

Lorenz, Maren (2000): Leibhaftige Vergangenheit. Einführung in die Körpergeschichte. Tübingen.

Böhme, Gernot (2003): Leibsein als Aufgabe. Leibphilosophie in pragmatischer Hinsicht. Die Graue Edition: Zug.

Wulf, Christoph/Hänsch, Anja/Brumlik, Micha (Hg.) (2008): Das Imaginäre der Geburt. Praktiken, Narrationen und Bilder. Fink: München.

Hager, Frithjof (Hg.) (1996): KörperDenken. Aufgaben der Historischen Anthropologie. Reimer: Berlin.

Paragrana. Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie. "Körperwissen: Transfer und Innvovation". Band 25 (2016), Heft 1, insbes. der Artikel von Stefan Hirschauer:Diskurse, Kompetenzen, darstellungen. Für eine Somatisierung des Wissensbegriffs. S. 23-32.

Further references to literature are given in the lecture, see also the Topo.

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Tue 2020-03-10
CANCELED
15.30 - 18.30 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2020-03-24
15.30 - 18.30 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2020-04-21
15.30 - 18.30 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2020-05-05
15.30 - 18.30 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2020-05-19
15.30 - 18.30 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2020-06-02
15.30 - 18.30 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2020-06-16
15.30 - 18.30 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired