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Transgression: Body and space

Sara, Rachel; Littlefield, David


Rachel Sara
Associate Professor in Low Energy Design in Architecture


© Bloomsbury 2014. The theme of transgression has been the subject of much twentieth-century thought, touching on a range of ideas including, for example, identity, society, the nature of architecture and the social role of the carnival. Here, Rachel Sara and David Littlefield set out how the notion of transgression can be applied to the relationships between body and space, and the methods through which contributors to this special issue of Architecture and Culture have investigated the theme. Through this critical essay the authors argue that notions of transgression open up new possibilities which significantly redefine our understanding of how our bodies, and the spaces which frame and define them, can be reconsidered and redefined.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Architecture and Culture
Print ISSN 2050-7828
Electronic ISSN 2050-7836
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 3
Pages 295-304
Series Title Architecture & Culture
Series Number 3
ISBN ISSN-2050-7828
APA6 Citation Sara, R., & Littlefield, D. (2014). Transgression: Body and space. Architecture and Culture, 2(3), 295-304.
Keywords transgression, body, space, boundaries, self, architecture, place, fiction
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Additional Information Additional Information : Architecture & Culture is a journal produced on behalf of the Architectural Humanities Research Association. Originally it was published by Bloomsbury. It is now published by Taylor & Francis. The issue of the journal outlined here was jointly edited by David Littlefield and Rachel Sara.