Indeterminate Bodies (Innbundet)

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2003
Antall sider: 292
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333949696
Kategori: Kulturhistorie
Omtale: Indeterminate Bodies
Current research in genetics seems to be mapping and determining the past. present and future of the human body. This a moment when questions of control and representation of the body have become vital questions for policy-makers, artists, theorists and cultural critics. Indeterminate Bodies makes a timely intervention into these debates by addressing questions of the body's determination and indeterminacy across a broad range of questions of the body's determination and indeterminacy across a broad range of historical and contemporary fields. The seventeen contributors are academics and non-academics working in the USA, Ireland, Canada, Hungary and the Czech Republic. In this richly illustrated volume, they consider topics ranging from classical hermaphrodites, Breugal's blind faces and Weimat transgender surgery, via Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, state-socialist sport and Proust, to Barbie, Lari Pittman, American Psycho, IVF, contemporary theatre, political posters, cyber-bodies and video dance. This book also includes the witty and challenging work of young photographers Ajamu and Anda Playford.

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