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Body- and image-space : re-reading Walter Benjamin

Author: Sigrid Weigel
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
Series: Warwick studies in European philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The subject of these eleven essays is Walter Benjamin as theorist. It considers his work on thinking in images or UBilddnken, and the relation of this to "the first material of human existence ...  Read more...

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Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sigrid Weigel
ISBN: 0415109558 9780415109550 0415109566 9780415109567 9780203450741 0203450744
OCLC Number: 33972197
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xvii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Distorted similitude --
Benjamin as theorist --
1. Benjamin's 'world of universal and integral actuality' --
2. 'Body- and image-space': Traces through Benjamin's writings --
3. Communicating tubes: Michel Foucault and Walter Benjamin --
4. Thought-images: A re-reading of the 'angel of history' --
5. Towards a female dialectic of enlightenment: Julia Kristeva and Walter Benjamin --
6. From images to dialectical images: The significance of gender difference in Benjamin's writings --
7. The 'other' in allegory: A prehistory of the allegory of modernity in the Baroque --
8. From topography to writing: Benjamin's concept of memory --
9. The reading that takes the place of translation: The psychoanalytical reformulation of the theory of language magic --
10. Readability: Benjamin's place in contemporary theoretical approaches to pictorial and corporeal memory --
11. Non-philosophical amazement --
writing in amazement: Benjamin's position in the aftermath of the holocaust.
Series Title: Warwick studies in European philosophy.
Responsibility: Sigrid Weigel ; translated by Georgina Paul, with Rachel McNicholl and Jeremy Gaines.
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