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Riassunto: Prosthesis is an experiment in critical writing that both analyses and performs certain questions about the body as an 'artificial' construction. The book deals with the mechanical (e.g., a mechanical prosthesis like an artificial leg) in that most humanistic of discourses, the artistic - in order to demonstrate how far a supposedly natural creation relies on artificial devices of various kinds. Cutting across the terrains occupied traditionally by the history of medicine, film studies, art history, philosophy, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and fiction, its impeccable scholarship demonstrates the permeability of the frontiers that define academic regions and delimit a scholarship determined to ascertain, to describe and prescribe, to hold in check and dominate as fields of knowledge what are in fact fields of practice, intervention, and invention.
Dal retro di copertina: ?Most critical efforts look not only humble and constrained beside this magnificent book, but also simply dull?dull in the sense that they have not realized (realized in the sense of ?understood? but also in the sense of ?actualized?) the implication of the epistemological revolution that is casually referred to as the coming of ?theory.???Ross Chambers, University of Michigan
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Stanford University Press 1995-08, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: good. 0804724601. Codice libro della libreria 568618