dossier Body and power(lessness)

The body has increasingly become a project you can work on

Dr. Willemijn Ruberg talks about her book ‘History of the body’

15 June 2022

Willemijn Ruberg is Associate Professor in Cultural History at the Utrecht University. She has published extensively on the history of the body, emotions, gender, knowledge and forensic medicine. In her engaging and concise book she offers a clear introduction to the history of the body, introducing a wide array of conceptual approaches to the field. It explores a range of themes, including racism, anorexia, gender and sexuality.

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This interview is part of our project The Body and Power(lessness), on how we physically experience autonomy, power(lessness), (in)justice, care and collectivity.

Video made by Irene Constandse and Kees Veling commissioned by ArtEZ Studium Generale.