The Image and Appearance of the Human Body: Studies in the Constructive Energies of the Psyche

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Psychology - 353 pages
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, exampla and vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.
 

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Contents

a Localization on the skin and the optic part
21
Two deceptions The influence of the optic
24
Alloaesthesia imperception right and left
36
schema of the body
45
representations of movement 38
58
sphere on the bodyimage
104
2 The bodyimage in clouded consciousness and the vestibular influence on the postural model of the body
114
The L1b1d1nous Structure of the Body1mage 1 Narcissism and the love of ones own body
119
Further remarks on expansion and destruction of the bodyimage
188
Libidinous development of the bodyimage
194
Changing the bodyimage by clothing and the psychology of clothes
201
Gymnastics dance and expressive movements
206
The Soc1ology op the Body1mage 1 Space and the bodyimage
213
On curiosity and on the expression of emotions
216
Preliminary remarks on the relation between bodyimages
223
Erythrophobia Fear of blushing as an instance of social neurosis
227

Erogenic zones and bodyimage
124
Neurasthenia
127
Depersonalization
138
Hypochondria
141
Pain and Libido
145
A case of loss of unity in the bodyimage
158
Hysteria
168
Some principles concerning the libidinous structure of the bodyimage
170
Conversion
174
Organic disease
181
Social relations of bodyimages
234
Imitation and the bodyimage
243
On identification
249
Beauty and bodyimage
257
Variability of the bodyimage
273
Conclus1on 283
305
Some remarks on the anatomy and physiology of the nervous
320
system 3
327
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