Journals Higher Education

$120.00

Hardcover

Published: 01 March 2016

240 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474411363


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Contaminations

"Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Michael Mack

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Critically engages with some aspects of contemporary theory that keep propounding a Cartesian notion of the mind's control over the body
  • Analyses how key thinkers such as Spinoza, Benjamin, Pasolini and Freud attempt to re-evaluate what Agamben calls 'bare life'
  • Offers original readings of Pasolini's notion of scandalo in terms of contamination
  • Alerts us to the ways in which some aspects of contemporary posthumanism may merely reproduce the dialects of inclusion and exclusion which is still premised on traditional notions of purity and immunity
  • It alerts us to the ways in which some aspects of contemporary posthumanism may merely reproduce the dialects of inclusion and exclusion which is still premised on traditional notions of purity and immunity
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