Escaping the Body

In a broader cultural sense, … bodybuilding speaks not only to anthropologist Alan M. Klein's assertion that "the golden era when 'men were men' has passed, and the powerful roles traditionally the exclusive province of men have vanished, weakened, or are no longer gender-specific," but also to a gnawing anxiety about the future of the body in a cybernetic environment — an environment that still requires the mind, the eye, and the hand but has little use for the rest of the body.

Mark Dery, Escape Velocity


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