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What Can A [Feminist] Body Do? Immanent and Emergent Capacities of Bodies at Chinchorro and Wor Barrow

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posted on 2022-04-01, 08:21 authored by Yvonne O'Dell, Oliver JT Harris
What can a body do? To answer Baruch Spinoza's question, we engage with posthumanist feminist concepts of nomadic subjectivity and relations with non-humans. Through an exploration of two ‘patches’, the Chinchorro Mummies of the Atacama Desert in South America and the burials at Wor Barrow in the Neolithic of southern England, we suggest that these approaches open up a new way of encountering past bodies. What capabilities do bodies, past and present, have? This question is one in which bodies’ capacities are revealed as immanent, historically contextual and emergent.

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O'Dell, Y., & Harris, O. (2022). What Can A [Feminist] Body Do? Immanent and Emergent Capacities of Bodies at Chinchorro and Wor Barrow. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 1-9. doi:10.1017/S095977432100055X

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School of Archaeology and Ancient History

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Cambridge Archaeological Journal

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1 - 9

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Cambridge University Press, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

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0959-7743

eissn

1474-0540

Acceptance date

2021-11-28

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2021

Available date

2022-02-24

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en

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