Modernism, Technology, and the Body: A Cultural Study

Modernism, Technology, and the Body: A Cultural Study

by Tim Armstrong
     
 

This book is a study of the relations between the body and its technologies in modernism. Tim Armstrong traces the links between 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… See more details below

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This book is a study of the relations between the body and its technologies in modernism. Tim Armstrong traces the links between 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

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
IThe Regulation of Energies11
1Electrifying the body13
2Waste products42
IIReshaping the Body75
3Prosthetic Modernism77
4Auto-facial-construction106
IIITechnologies of Gender131
5Seminal economies133
6Making a woman159
IVInterruption and Suture185
7Distracted writing187
8Film finds a tongue220
Notes248
Index301

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