In autumn of 2010 I taught a unit called 'Media & The Body'. Here is a zip file containing all the readings for that unit, which are as follows:
Mellor, P. and Shilling, C., 1997. Re-forming the body, Sage: London including: [in 'reformed-bodies.pdf'] "Re-Formed Bodies"
Shilling, C., 2003. The Body and Social Theory, London: Sage, including: [in 'naturalistic-body.pdf'] "The Naturalistic Body" [in 'embodiment-identity-theory.pdf'] "Embodiment, Identity and Theory"
Fraser, M. and Greco, M., 2005. The Body - A Reader, Routledge: London, including: [in 'what-is-a-body.pdf'] "Refiguring Bodies" in Grosz, E., 1994., Volatile Bodies, IUP: Bloomington "Bodies that Matter" in Butler, J., 1993., Bodies that Matter, Routledge: New York "The Two Bodies" in Douglas, M., 1996., Natural Symbols, Routledge: London "The Grotesque Image of the Body and its Sources" in Bakhtin, M., 1984, Rabelais and His World, IUP: Bloomington [in 'body-object.pdf'] "Measuring Heads" in Gould, S. J., 1981. The Mismeasure of Man, New York: Norton Davis, L. J., "Visualizing The Disabled Body" in Mitchell, D. T. & Snyder, S. L. (eds), 1997, The Body and Physical Difference, Ann Arbor: UMP Novas, C. & Rose, N., 2000. "Genetic Risk and the Birth of the Somatic Individual" in Economy & Society, 29:485-513
Featherstone, M. and Burrows, R., 1996., Cyberspace / cyberbodies / cyberpunk, Sage: London including: [in 'cybernetics.pdf'] Tomas, D., "Feedback and Cybernetics: Reimaging the Body in the Age of the Cyborg" [in 'cyborg-cinema.pdf'] Hooland, S., "Descartes Goes To Hollywood: Mind, Body and Gender in Contemporary Cyborg Cinema"
Hancock, P. et al, 2000. The body, culture and society, Buckingham: OUP including: [in 'medicalised-bodies.pdf'] Hughes, B., "Medicalized Bodies"
Turner, B. S., 2008, The Body & Society, London: Sage including: [in 'nature-in-body.pdf'] "The Body in Nature and Nature in the Body"
Wilson, E. O., 2004 . On Human Nature, Cambridge, Mass: HUP including: [in 'emergence.pdf'] "Emergence"
Jones, C. A., 2006. Sensorium, Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press including: [in 'decorporealisation.pdf'] Jones, A., "Decorporealisation"
Wood, J., 1998. The Virtual embodied, London: Routledge including: [in 'virtual-space.pdf'] Velmans, M., "Physical, Virtual and Psychological Realities"
McLuhan, M., 1987. Understanding media : the extensions of man, London: Ark including: [in extension-of-man.pdf'] "The Gadget Lover" "Roads and Paper Routes" "Clothing" "Housing"
Gardner, F., 2001. Self-harm, Philadelphia: Routledge including: [in 'masochism-mastery.pdf'] "Turning the anger inwards: Masochism and Mastery"
Hayles, N. K., 1999. How We Became Posthuman, Chicago: UCP including: [in 'virtual-bodies.pdf'] "Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers"
Thacker, E., 2004. Biomedia, Minneapolis: UMP including: [in 'biocomputing.pdf'] "Biocomputing"
Romanyshyn, R., 1989. Technology as Symptom and Dream, New York: Routledge including: [in 'we-are-astronauts.pdf'] "Lift-off: We Are All Astronauts"
The unit will run again in autumn 2011, though there may be changes to the readings / sessions; however, if you are doing the unit in October, it won't hurt to be familiar with these readings in advance ;-)