Body Image and Body Schema

Interdisciplinary perspectives on the body

Helena De Preester | Ghent University
Veroniek Knockaert | Ghent University
ISBN 9789027251985 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781588116390 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027294401 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
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The body, as the common ground for objectivity and (inter)subjectivity, is a phenomenon with a perplexing plurality of registers. Therefore, this innovative volume offers an interdisciplinary approach from the fields of neuroscience, phenomenology and psychoanalysis. The concepts of body image and body schema have a firm tradition in each of these disciplines and make up the conceptual anchors of this volume.

Challenged by neuropathological phenomena, neuroscience has dealt with body image and body schema since the beginning of the twentieth century. Halfway through the twentieth century, phenomenology was inspired by child development and elaborated a specifically phenomenological account of body image and schema. Starting from the mirror stage, this source of inspiration is shared with psychoanalysis which develops the concept of body image in interaction with the clinic of the singular subject. In this volume, the creative encounter of these three perspectives on the body opens up present-day paths for conceptualisation, research and (clinical) practice. (Series B)

[Advances in Consciousness Research, 62] 2005.  ix, 343 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The editors' explicit aims "to stimulate, to clarify and perhaps also to confuse", and by each of these standards have achieved considerable success, in roughly equal measure.”
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