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Bodily Natures

Science, Environment, and the Material Self

How do we understand the agency and significance of material forces and their interface with human bodies? What does it mean to be human in these times, with bodies that are inextricably interconnected with our physical world? Bodily Natures considers these questions by grappling with powerful and pervasive material forces and their increasingly harmful effects on the human body. Drawing on feminist theory, environmental studies, and the sciences, Stacy Alaimo focuses on trans-corporeality, or movement across bodies and nature, which has profoundly altered our sense of self. By looking at a broad range of creative and philosophical writings, Alaimo illuminates how science, politics, and culture collide, while considering the closeness of the human body to the environment.

About the Author

Stacy Alaimo is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is author of Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space and editor (with Susan Hekman) of Material Feminisms (IUP, 2008).


"Alaimo offers new insights into feminist thought and theory. Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self is sure to appeal to many students and scholars of literary studies and critical theory."—New Books in Critical Theory

"Bodily Natures showcases the distinctive contribution that an ecocritic can make to the field."—Enviromental Ethics

"This is a book that should be read by anyone—scholars, students, readers, and anyone else with a body—for it is a marvelous contribution to environmental thinking and to human culture more broadly. December 1, 2010"—American Book Review

"This impressively researched and vigorously argued study will be of the first importance to all environmental humanists, especially for its deeply-informed and subtle account of the 'trans-corporeality' of the human self."—Lawrence Buell, Harvard University

"Alaimo does a fabulous job of thinking through how a trans-corporeal understanding of matter provides a more robust and more adequate basis for appreciating issues of environmental health and environmental justice."—Nancy Tuana, Pennsylvania State University
Indiana University Press

9780253222404 : bodily-natures-alaimo
Paperback / softback
210 Pages
$24.95 USD

Other Titles by Stacy Alaimo

Material Ecocriticism

edited by Serenella Iovino, Serpil Oppermann, with contributions by David Abram, Joni Adamson, Jane Bennett, Eli Clare, Stacy Alaimo, Hannes Bergthaller, Jeffrey J. Cohen, Simon Estok, Heather I. Sullivan, Catherine Rigby, Dana Phillips...
Sep 2014 - Indiana University Press
$40.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Queer Ecologies

Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands, Bruce Erickson, with contributions by Stacy Alaimo, David Bell, Giovanna Di Chiro, Andil Gosine, Katie Hogan, Gordon Brent Ingram, Ladelle McWhorter, Rachel Stein, Noël Sturgeon, Nancy C. Unger
Jul 2010 - Indiana University Press
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Material Feminisms

edited by Stacy Alaimo, Susan Hekman
Jan 2008 - Indiana University Press
$28.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in PHILOSOPHY / General

Introduction to Philosophy

Martin Heidegger, translated by William McNeill
Apr 2024 - Indiana University Press
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Human Life in Motion

Francisco J. Gonzalez
Mar 2024 - Indiana University Press
$50.00 USD - Hardback

Three Encounters

David Farrell Krell
Jun 2023 - Indiana University Press
$90.00 USD - Hardback
$60.00 USD - Paperback / softback