Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-century England : the Work of Osbern Bokenham

Oxford University Press, 1998 - 236 pages

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The Literary Corpus
The Friar as Critic
Head Feet Face Womb
Tongue Mouth Language
Breast Genital Gut and All
The Body Politic
SexualTextual Politics
Last Things and Afterlives
Droits d'auteur

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Page 3 - Just as our opinion of an individual is not based on what he thinks of himself, so can we not judge of such a period of transformation by its own consciousness; on the contrary, this consciousness must be explained rather from the contradictions of material life, from the existing conflict between the social forces of production and the relations of production.
Page 3 - In considering such transformations a distinction should always be made between the material transformation of the economic conditions of production which can be determined with the precision of natural science, and the legal, political, religious, aesthetic or philosophic — in short, ideological forms in which men become conscious of this conflict and fight it out.
Page 3 - The mode of production of material life conditions the social, political and intellectual life process in general. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.

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