Negotiating the Marginalized Body in Public Space Article Review by Top Papers

Negotiating the Marginalized Body in Public Space
An analysis of Samira Kawash's "The Homeless Body".
# 144134 | 1,000 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Sociology (General)


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The paper discusses how Samira Kawash, in "The Homeless Body," makes a fascinating observation about the homeless body in the public arena: "because it is paradoxically positioned as simultaneously excluded and present that the homeless body appears as a limit figure in relation to the public" (Kawash 329). This paper focuses upon the idea of how the body can be inscribed as a "limit" in the contested space of the public arena. The thesis is argued that certain bodies - the bodies of people with disabilities; the homeless body; the minority and marginalized body - are frequently inscribed as limit figures through their being sites of semiotic contagion in contemporary society. As is seen, while this process of inscription may be resisted through processes of self-inscription, we cannot ignore how these bodies are used by society to define itself and the limits of what is acceptable in the contested space of the public arena.

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"Samira Kawash, in "The Homeless Body," makes a fascinating observation about the homeless body in the public arena: "because it is paradoxically positioned as simultaneously excluded and present that the homeless body appears as a limit figure in relation to the public" (Kawash 329). This essay will focus upon the idea of how the body can be inscribed as a "limit" in the contested space of the public arena. The thesis will be argued that certain bodies - the bodies of people with disabilities; the homeless body; the minority and marginalized body - are frequently..."

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Negotiating the Marginalized Body in Public Space (2009, December 01) Retrieved July 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/negotiating-the-marginalized-body-in-public-space-144134/

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"Negotiating the Marginalized Body in Public Space" 01 December 2009. Web. 18 July. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/negotiating-the-marginalized-body-in-public-space-144134/>

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