By Alphonso Lingis
During this new booklet, the thinker and critic Alphonso Lingis extends a query that has occupied him all through his profession: how are we to appreciate the strangeness of bodies? Weaving jointly philosophy, psychoanalysis, and anthropology, Lingis explores how the physique could be extra richly understood when it comes to elements. relocating from ethics to fetishism, from the features of genitals to the individuality of excellent activities, it is a specified and thought-provoking publication.
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1999. The Evolution of Avian Breeding Systems. New York: Oxford University Press, 223. QUADRILLE 43 2. A. Zahavi and A. Zahavi. 1999. The Handicap Principle. New York: Oxford University Press, xv. 3. A red-eyed vireo in eastern North America sang 22,197 songs in a single day. L. de Kiriline. The voluble singers of the tree-tops. Audubon Magazine. 56(1954):109–111. 4. Zahavi and Zahavi, 27. 5. Zahavi and Zahavi, 16. 6. Zahavi and Zahavi, 149. 7. “Pair formation having taken place with or without a certain amount of display, the posturing of the paired birds has the effect of establishing in-phase correlation between them.
Zahavi and Zahavi, 27. 5. Zahavi and Zahavi, 16. 6. Zahavi and Zahavi, 149. 7. “Pair formation having taken place with or without a certain amount of display, the posturing of the paired birds has the effect of establishing in-phase correlation between them. ” Similarly, Bristowe, writing of certain spiders, thinks that without prior courtship display it is impossible for the female to copulate. Selous reached the conclusion that greyhens come to the lek for the definite purpose of being aroused sexually, and if the stimulation is not sufficient they depart without coition having taken place.
Relaxing in warmth and comfort, savoring the flavors of food and drink, her body feels dense and substantial—a harbor for the light of her life. Before long she feels the fat. Her sinuous movements are turning into thrusts and proddings at things. The flaccid substance blurs the inner lines that tension and strain make her feel. When she probes her body, feeling for valleys and slopes that generate pleasure, she no longer finds the tinglings, the static, or the spasms. Lounging on a couch, her eyes are no longer in immediate contact with her environment: between her and other people and things are the mounds of her belly and thighs.
Body Transformations: Evolutions and Atavisms in Culture by Alphonso Lingis