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Anatomising Embodiment and corporation conception explores the connection among the human physique and the improvement of social conception approximately enterprises and organizing. The technology of anatomy is taken as a development for wisdom either one of the human physique and/or agencies, and the dual symbols of dissection--the scalpel and the mirror--are used to appreciate the construction of information approximately agencies.

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Xi). With the `anatomising urge' came an impetus to split the body into its component parts and a desire to classify and define their structure and function in the minutest detail. This is a quite different mode of organising knowledge from that which preceded it, which Foucault (1970) argues was based on resemblance, analogy and similitudes. Dissection is not an end in itself but, as Sawday suggests: `anatomisation takes place so that, in lieu of a formerly complete ``body'', a new ``body'' of knowledge and understanding can be created.

These technologies are also seen as opening up the possibilities of new sorts of organisations and communities. The freeing of people from their physical bodies and visible signifiers has been argued to create communities that would not have been possible in geographical terms. Thus Whittle (1996) has described how a cyberspace `transsexual' community was mobilised over the murder of Brandon Teena, a female-to-male transgendered person in Nebraska. , p. 4), which is expected of them when their bodies are present as visible signifiers of gender.

However, feminism often found other ways of discussing gender that left the conventional understanding of the body unchallenged. A distinction was made by theorists between `sex' which related to the biological basis of the body, and the idea of `innate sex differences' and `gender' which referred to the social structures and cultural values overlaying these differences and into which children are socialised (Rubin, 1975). In doing this, feminist theorists followed the same sort of pattern as other social scientists.

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