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Persons and things

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2010.
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"In Persons and Things, Johnson turns deconstruction around to make a fundamental contribution to the new aesthetics. She begins with the most elementary thing we know: deconstruction calls attention to gaps and reveals that their claims upon us are fraudulent. Johnson revolutionizes the method by showing that the inanimate thing exposed as a delusion is central to fantasy life, that fantasy life, however deluded,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Barbara, 1947-2009.
Persons and things
(OCoLC)456170035
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Johnson
ISBN: 9780674056534 0674056531
OCLC Number: 942755184
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Toys R us: legal persons, Personal pronouns, definitions --
The poetics of things: Marianne Moore and Francis Ponge --
Monuments --
Ego sum game --
The urn it --
Puppets and prostheses --
Using people: Kant with Winnicott --
Romancing the stone --
Surmounted beliefs --
Artificial life --
Real dolls --
Animation --
Face value --
Anthropomorphism in lyric and law --
Lost cause.
Responsibility: Barbara Johnson.

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