Prosthesis is an experiment in critical writing that both analyzes and performs certain questions about the body as an artificial construction. The book deals with the mechanical (eg, a mechanical prosthesis like an artificial leg) in that most humanistic of discourses, the artistic in order to demonstrate how far a supposedly natural creation relies on artificial devices of various kinds. Cutting across the terrains occupied traditionally by the history of medicine, film studies, art history, philosophy, psychoanalysis, literary theory and fiction, its scholarship demonstrates the permeability of the frontiers that define academic regions and delimit a scholarship determined to ascertain, to describe and prescribe, to hold in check and dominate as fields of knowledge what are in fact fields of practice, intervention and invention.

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    eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
    PublisherStanford University Press
    File size7.7 Mb
    Release date 01.09.1995
    Pages count364
    Book rating4.26 (9 votes)
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