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Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists
     

Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists

by Anne Norton
 

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ISBN-10: 0415934583

ISBN-13: 9780415934589

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

How do you write history when it's no longer linear? In Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists, respected political theorist Anne Norton reminds us of the real interplay between words (laws, scriptures, myths, and texts), and the world of flesh. Drawing from sources as diverse as foundational myths from Sarah in the bible, Marat in his death bath, and thinkers

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How do you write history when it's no longer linear? In Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists, respected political theorist Anne Norton reminds us of the real interplay between words (laws, scriptures, myths, and texts), and the world of flesh. Drawing from sources as diverse as foundational myths from Sarah in the bible, Marat in his death bath, and thinkers like Hegel and Foucault, Norton reinterprets the relationship between word and flesh and places it in historical context. The French and English Revolutions, as well as the period of anti-colonialism and post-colonialism are used to frame her discussion of word and body, and their historical significance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415934589
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Shape of Life Grown Old
Part I.
1. Power in the Blood
2. Closed Body, Open Mind
3. The Word, the Flesh, the colonized
4. Hand and Eye
5. Open Bodies, Closed Minds
Part II.
6. Writing Over Blood
7. The Man of Blood and the Army of Scripture
8. The Jews of Change Alley
9. Dutch Williams
Part III.
10. Revolutionary Memory
11. The Death of Marat
12. The Perverse Authority of Writing
Part IV.
13. The Sacrifice
14. The Fire Next Time
15. Semele, or The Enlightenment in Flames
Part V.
16. The Laughter of Demeter
17. The Laughter of Sarah
18. The Annunciation, or the Text in the Womb
19. The Circumcised

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