Review: Maren Lorenz (2000). Leibhaftige Vergangenheit. Einführung in die Körpergeschichte [Corporeal Past. Introduction to Body History]

  • Tilmann Walter
Keywords: body history, gender studies

Abstract

The historian Maren LORENZ has written the first introductory book about "body history" in Germany. Based on a vast quantity of international and German scientific literature LORENZ discusses theoretical and political approaches and scientific topics represented in this field of research. Reprints of source material are also added to this survey. This book seems to be more useful for readers who are already involved in the field of body history (LORENZ's perspective appears however limited if judging from the feminist view. It is probably less suitable as an "introduction": theoretical positions are not presented in a way that can be easily understood leaving the novice readers such as students possibly even more confused. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs020122

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Author Biography

Tilmann Walter
Tilmann WALTER, Studium der Geschichte und der Germanistik in Heidelberg; 1997 Promotion in Germanistik über "Unkeuschheit und Werk der Liebe. Diskurse über Sexualität am Beginn der Neuzeit in Deutschland" (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter 1998); derzeit Forschungsassistent am Sonderforschungsbereich 511 "Literatur und Anthropologie" an der Universität Konstanz; Arbeitsschwerpunkte: Historische Anthropologie, Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Geschichte der Sexualität; in zurückliegenden Ausgaben von FQS finden sich weitere Rezensionen von Tilmann WALTER; zu Literarische Imagologie und historische Anthropologie der Haut (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-01/2-01review-walter-d.htm), Körperbewegungen und ihre Bedeutungen (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-01/2-01review-walter2-d.htm) und When Men Meet. Homosexuality and Modernity (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-01/3-01review-walter-d.htm).
Published
2002-01-31
How to Cite
Walter, T. (2002). Review: Maren Lorenz (2000). Leibhaftige Vergangenheit. Einführung in die Körpergeschichte [Corporeal Past. Introduction to Body History]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-3.1.899

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