Reading the Body

'The body is a text. And we are all readers of it. And we go around, looking at this text, inspecting it like literary critics. Closer and closer for those very fine differences, such small these differences are, and then when that does work we start to run like a true structuralist, we start to run the combinations.

That is exactly what the function of invoking the body as if it is the ultimate transcendental signifier. As if this is the marker beyond which all arguments will stop, all language will cease, all discourse will fall away before this reality.' 
-Stuart Hall