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Changing Hands: Industry, Evolution, and the Reconfiguration of the Victorian Body (Hardback)

Peter J. Capuano

Edité par The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2015
ISBN 10: 0472072846 / ISBN 13: 9780472072842
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Titre : Changing Hands: Industry, Evolution, and the...

Éditeur : The University of Michigan Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2015

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. In Changing Hands, Peter J. Capuano sifts through Victorian literature and culture for changes in the way the human body is imagined in the face of urgent questions about creation, labor, gender, class, and racial categorization, using hands (the distinguishing mark of .humanity ) as the primary point of reference. Capuano complicates his study by situating the historical argument in the context of questions about the disappearance of hands during the twentieth century into the haze of figurative meaning. Out of this curious aporia, Capuano exposes a powerful, embodied handedness as the historical basis for many of the uncritically metaphoric, metonymic, and/or ideogrammatic approaches to the study of the human body in recent critical discourse. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780472072842

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Synopsis : In Changing Hands , Peter J. Capuano sifts through Victorian literature and culture for changes in the way the human body is imagined in the face of urgent questions about creation, labor, gender, class, and racial categorization, using "hands" (the "distinguishing mark of ...humanity") as the primary point of reference. Capuano complicates his study by situating the historical argument in the context of questions about the disappearance of hands during the twentieth century into the haze of figurative meaning. Out of this curious aporia, Capuano exposes a powerful, "embodied handedness" as the historical basis for many of the uncritically metaphoric, metonymic, and/or ideogrammatic approaches to the study of the human body in recent critical discourse.

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