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Modernism, Technology, and the Body: a Cultural Study

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309 pp. Very Good, Illustrated paperback cover, with minor dents and bend to spine. Block clean. Contents crisp, clean and tightly bound.

"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, including Yeats, Henry James, Eliot, Stein, and Pound. Armstrong shows how modernist texts enact experimental procedures which have their origins in nineteenth-century psychophysics, biology, and bodily reform techniques, but within a context in which the body is reconceived and subjected to new modes of production, representation and commodification. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, Armstrong challenges the received oppositions between technology and literature, the instrumental and the aesthetic, by demonstrating the leaky boundaries and complex interconnections between these domains. This book offers a cultural history of modernism as it negotiated the enduring fact of the human body in a period of rapid technological change." - Back cover

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Author(s):
Armstrong, Tim
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15 cm.
EAN-13:
9780521599979
Edition:
1st ed., 1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521599970
ISBN-13:
9780521599979
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
309
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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309 pp. Very Good, Illustrated paperback cover, with minor dents and bend to spine. Block clean. Contents crisp, clean and tightly bound.

"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, including Yeats, Henry James, Eliot, Stein, and Pound. Armstrong shows how modernist texts enact experimental procedures which have their origins in nineteenth-century psychophysics, biology, and bodily reform techniques, but within a context in which the body is reconceived and subjected to new modes of production, representation and commodification. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, Armstrong challenges the received oppositions between technology and literature, the instrumental and the aesthetic, by demonstrating the leaky boundaries and complex interconnections between these domains. This book offers a cultural history of modernism as it negotiated the enduring fact of the human body in a period of rapid technological change." - Back cover

Author(s):
Armstrong, Tim
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15 cm.
EAN-13:
9780521599979
Edition:
1st ed., 1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521599970
ISBN-13:
9780521599979
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
309
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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