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CORPORAL. An epithet for anything belonging to the body, as, corporal punishment, for punishment inflicted on the person of the criminal; corporal oath, which is an oath by the party who takes it being obliged to lay his hand on the Bible.

CORPORAL, in the army. A non-commissioned officer in a battalion of infantry.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In this article, I explore what I call "toxic postcolonial corporality" to develop a social, environmental, and biopolitical critique of the uncertain boundaries between electronic discard labor and the paradoxical risk mitigation logics of NGO e-waste interventions.
By projecting his philosophical reflections against a double charged, Christian and humanist, background, Aurel Codoban achieves a synthesis of significances pertaining to corporality. However, on the one hand, the area of sacred remnants camouflaged in the corporality imaginary is displayed, following procedures we may read in Mircea Eliade's convincing dialectic of the sacred and the profane (Eliade 2013a, Eliade 2013b).
The narratives of this study have revealed experiences and situations that allowed us to better understand the students' corporality and the relationship with eating disorders, even when they were not directly experienced by them.
Four categories were identified that describe the meanings given to the changes that take place on the body and corporality of the adolescents and young adults that have suffered spinal cord injury: a) Transformation of the self-image, b) living with contradictions in the relationships with others, c)withstanding the burden of disability and d) adapting to a new condition.
Initially, wanting nothing more than to follow in the footsteps of her deific uncle, Tambu aspires to a selfhood framed by the cognates that constitute her uncle: "goodness-stoicism-righteousness." Yet as she grows accustomed to the kind of instruction that Babamukuru has received, the narrative increasingly emphasizes the relationship between a modern Western--and admittedly Christian--education and the very banal corporality that education promises to erase.
Patenir's bluish-white distance does not depict reality as it is, but rather projects a subjective "truth." On the horizon, things lose their corporality, solidity, and objectivity, and they become joined together.
Although the pervasive puritanical ideology of occidental civilization cautions us to be wary of succumbing to the temptations of our 'weak flesh,' Artaud affirms that it is our corporality which allows a subject to relate in a meaningful way to the larger cosmic body to which all substances are linked.
LaBute's "The Perfect" and The Shape of Things are compared to Hawthorne's "The Birth-Mark," each story dealing with characters who react to the corporality of their mates with a disturbing desire to control and reshape them, thus also distancing themselves from the material.
While food marks physical spaces for ethnicity and class in Laving Pedro Infante, it is also used as language to explain corporality and descriptions of the body.
It also comprises the notion of the physical self containing elements such as: physical looks, the proportionality of the segments of the body, the attitude, muscular tonus, corporality.