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Modernism, Technology, and the Body: A Cultural Study

Modernism, Technology, and the Body: A Cultural Study

by Tim Armstrong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521599970

ISBN-13: 9780521599979

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a study of the relations between the body and its technologies in modernism. Tim Armstrong traces the links among modernist literary texts and medical, psychological and social theory across a range of writers. Armstrong shows how modernists subjected the body to new modes of production, representation and commodification as they attempted to render it

Overview

This book is a study of the relations between the body and its technologies in modernism. Tim Armstrong traces the links among modernist literary texts and medical, psychological and social theory across a range of writers. Armstrong shows how modernists subjected the body to new modes of production, representation and commodification as they attempted to render it part of modernity. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, Armstrong challenges the received oppositions between technology and literature by demonstrating the complex interconnections between these domains.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521599979
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Regulation of Energies: 1. Electrifying the body; 2. Waste products; Part II. Reshaping the Body: 3. Prosthetic modernism; 4. Auto-facial construction; Part III. Technologies of Gender: 5. Seminal Economies; 6. Making a woman; Part IV. Interruption and Suture: 7. Distracted writing; 8. Film finds a tongue.

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