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Thinking the Limits of the Body
Book details:
Pages: 211
Rating: 4.2

Original Title Thinking the Limits of the Body (Suny Series in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art)

ISBN 0791456005 (ISBN13: 9780791456002 )

Edition Language English

Genres:
Nonfiction :: Philosophy :: Writing :: Politics :: Literary Criticism :: Essays :: Criticism

Book description:

This collection maps the very best efforts to think the body at its limits. Because the body encompasses communities (social and political bodies), territories (geographical bodies), and historical texts and ideas (a body of literature, a body of work), Cohen and Weiss seek trans-disciplinary points of resonance and divergence to examine how disciplinary metaphors materialize specific bodies, and where these bodies break down and/or refuse prescribed paths. Whereas postmodern theorizations of the body often neglect its corporeality in favor of its cultural construction, this book demonstrates the inseparability of textuality, materiality, and history in any discussion of the body.




Book Authors:

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

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