CULS438 | Special Topic

The body and the everyday life as cultural and epistemological questions. This course explores different approaches of the bodies. Bodies that formulate, through space and time, the consciousness and the realization of being in the world. As spaces for power articulations and manifestations, or\and as sites of resistance and counter practices. The course will also explore the patterns of hegemonic knowledge and its relation in forming the bodily everyday rhythms and practices. The importance of these models in understanding everyday bodily practices (work, leisure, relaxing, happiness, desire, free time, sleeping, T.V and advertisement, sport, health and hygiene, resistance, emancipation, resilience, isolation and alienation). For that, the course seeks to reconsider both concepts and their relations with modernity, colonialism, production, consumption, objectification, individualism, commodities and cultural industry.

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