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Tom 23 Nr 1 (2019)

Somaestetyka, władza cielesna i mikrofizyka emancypacji

Strony: 95 - 104



Somesthetics, somapower, and microphysics of emancipation

The aim of the article is to analyze the resistance to the oppressive power in the everyday life with the stress on bodily practices which become the vehicle of emancipation. The article explores two important, but never adequately researched, theoretical fields: the body as a vehicle of social critique and the relation between everydayness and politics. I would like to address these two issues by discussing the debates on them unfolding in the contemporary social sciences and humanities. This will enable me to identify the existing gaps and suggest how they could be bridged. The main argument of the article is that we need an adequate concept of the relations between the body and power, which can emerge from the pragmatist tradition, developed and improved in this respect by Richard Shusterman’s neo-pragmatism.