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The Royal Remains : the People's Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty.

Author: Eric L Santner
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
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"The king is dead. Long live the king!" In early modern Europe, the king's body was literally sovereign--and the right to rule was immediately transferrable to the next monarch in line upon the king's death. In The Royal Remains, Eric L. Santner argues that the "carnal" dimension of the structures and dynamics of sovereignty hasn't disappeared from politics. Instead, it migrated to a new location--the life of the  Read more...
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Santner, Eric L.
Royal Remains : The People's Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2012
Named Person: Rainer Maria Rilke
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric L Santner
ISBN: 9780226735344 0226735346 1280126558 9781280126550 9780226735368 0226735362 9780226735351 0226735354
OCLC Number: 782879973
Description: 1 online resource (286 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; Part One; 1. Sovereignty and the Vital Sphere; 2. Of Kings and Other Creatures; 3. Toward a Science of the Flesh; Part Two; 4. 'Was heisst Schauen?' On the Vital Signs of Visual Modernism; 5. The Stages of the Flesh: Shakespeare, Schmitt, Hofmannsthal; 6. The Poet's Two Bodies: Rainer Maria Rilke's "The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge"; Epilogue; Index.

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In early modern Europe, the king's body was literally sovereign. This title demonstrates the ways in which democratic societies have continued many of the rituals and practices associated with  Read more...

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