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


  • Rosa Traversa Department of Psychology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy



Magazine, Religion, Body, Culture, Jasad, Lebanon


"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.


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How to Cite

Traversa, R. (2016). The Bodies We Are as Technological Artifact: The Case of ’Jasad’. International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture, 3(2), 75-85.



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