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dc.contributor.supervisor McCance, Dawne (Religion) en_US
dc.contributor.author Conan, Bruce
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-11T13:53:27Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-11T13:53:27Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/24027
dc.description.abstract This thesis suggests that problematic dualistic frameworks are challenged in writing that, in engaging issues of embodiment, does not overlook the biological sciences. This thesis first introduces a brief history of dualistic frameworks, especially in the context of critical animal studies. Each chapter that follows engages a core theme of embodiment: Jacques Derrida's concept of autoimmunity; Sigmund Freud's work on depression, hysteria, and PTSD, along with Elizabeth Wilson's reading of Freud’s work as psychosomatics; and the work of David Wills, whose theory of dorsality suggests an original technicity, or automaticity, at work at the origin of the human species and at the origin of biological life itself. Significant in each chapter is the way in which each theorist draws on concepts, research, or analogies that come from biology in order to strengthen his or her concepts of embodiment. en_US
dc.subject critical theory en_US
dc.title Critical non-dualistic theories of embodiment: autoimmunity, psychosomatics, dorsality en_US
dc.degree.discipline Religion en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Lewis, Justin (Religion) Renee, Louise (French, Spanish & Italian) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2014 en_US


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