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Galileo's pendulum : science, sexuality, and the body-instrument link

Author: Dušan I Bjelić
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003.
Series: SUNY series in science, technology, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on the theories of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and others who have written on the history of sexuality and the body, Galileo's Pendulum explores how the emergence of the scientific method in the seventeenth century led to a de-emphasis on the body and sexuality."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dušan I Bjelić
ISBN: 0791458814 9780791458815 0791458822 9780791458822
OCLC Number: 52714637
Description: xv, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: I: Pleasure --
Time, pleasure, and knowledge --
The perversion of objectivity and the objectivity of perversion --
The Jesuits' homosocial ties and the experiments with Galileo's pendulum --
II: Pedagogy --
The "body-instrument link" and the prism: a case study --
The formal structure of Galileo's pendulum --
The respecification of Galileo's pendulum.
Series Title: SUNY series in science, technology, and society.
Responsibility: Dušan I. Bjelić.

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"Drawing on the theories of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and others who have written on the history of sexuality and the body, Galileo's Pendulum explores how the emergence of the scientific method in the seventeenth century led to a de-emphasis on the body and sexuality."--Jacket.

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