The Bodies We Are as Technological Artifact: The Case of 'Jasad'

Department of Psychology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy


Abstract

‘Jasad’ is a Lebanese cultural magazine that I consider as a precious example of Merleau-Ponty’s ‘flesh-ontology’, whereby recovering the body does not only mean to juxtapose mind and body. Rather, it allows for a completely new reconfiguration of all those spheres we have been using to consider separately. Moreover, ‘Jasad-flesh’ remains always at the intersection of ‘what is set, although flexible’. In sum, ‘Jasad’ is a breathing body, living in its heterogeneous unity. My main focus of analysis is the psychosemiotic implications of the consideration of the body as a technological artifact and cultural object.

Keywords


  • Magazine
  • Religion
  • Body
  • Culture
  • Jasad
  • Lebanon

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