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Declensions of the Self : a Bestiary of Modernity.

Author: Jean-Jacques Defert; Trevor Tchir; Dan Webb
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is a collective reflection on the modern self as a narrative. Modernity as a metamorphic conglomeration of permeating discourses, new practices and institutional forms, a historical unfolding of centrifugal and centripetal discursive dynamics of regulation and normalization offers limitless grounds for a critical investigation. The modern self, both as the revelation of the inner self and as a reflection  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Jacques Defert; Trevor Tchir; Dan Webb
ISBN: 9781443815925 1443815926
OCLC Number: 823386076
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages)
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS; LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES; CREDITS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; REFLECTION ON METHODOLOGY AND ACADEMIC STRUCTURES; PART I; HAMLET'S REST (OF SILENCE); DISCIPLINE AND POSE; A BESTIARY OF THE WRITTEN BODY; PART II; WORKING AT THE LIMIT; TRANSGENERATIONAL HAUNTING AND UNRESOLVED TRAUMA; SELF-INTERPRETATION AND AGENCY IN MODERN HERMENEUTICS AND GENEALOGY; FORGIVENESS THEOLOGIES OF JUSTICE AND JEAN AMÉRY'S RESENTING SUBJECT; ARENDTIAN ACTION; PART III; IN THE EYE OF THE "I"; POPULAR MUSIC, MIDGETS, AND VICIOUS CIRCLES OF IDENTITY; THE BEAST TAMED. A SIMULATION FROM BEGINNING TO ENDTHE DIALECTICAL IMAGE OF THE "SAVAGE" IN ZOLA'S AESTHETICS; THE REMAINS OF THE CLONES; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX.

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This work is a collective reflection on the modern self as a narrative. Modernity as a metamorphic conglomeration of permeating discourses, new practices and institutional forms, a historical unfolding of centrifugal and centripetal discursive dynamics of regulation and normalization offers limitless grounds for a critical investigation. The modern self, both as the revelation of the inner self and as a reflection of the collective, arises from the dialogical interplay Otherin the intersubject ...

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