Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 April 1987

400 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195049961

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The Body in Pain

The Making and Unmaking of the World

Elaine Scarry

A Oxford Paperbacks Publication

  • Provides an analysis of physical suffering and its relation to the numerous vocabularies and cultural forces--literary, political, philosophical, medical, religious--that confront it
  • Studies the political ramifications of deliberately inflicted pain and shows how to be fictive