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The Body in Pain : the Making and Unmaking of the World.

Author: Elaine Scarry
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 1985.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, The Body in Pain is a profoundly original study that has already stirred excitement in a wide range of intellectual circles. The book is an analysis of physical suffering and its relation to the numerous vacabularies and cultural forces--literary, political, philosophical, medical, religious--that confront it. Elaine Scarry bases her study on a wide range of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Scarry, Elaine.
Body in Pain : The Making and Unmaking of the World.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, ©1985
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Scarry
ISBN: 9780199741229 0199741220
OCLC Number: 730040776
Description: 1 online resource (791 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; Part One: Unmaking; Chapter 1 The Structure of Torture: The Conversion of Real Pain into the Fiction of Power; Chapter 2 The Structure of War: The Juxtaposition of Injured Bodies and Unanchored Issues; Part Two: Making; Chapter 3 Pain and Imagining; Chapter 4 The Structure of Belief and Its Modulation into Material Making: Body and Voice in the Judeo-Christian Scriptures and the Writings of Marx; Chapter 5 The Interior Structure of the Artifact; Notes; Index.

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Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, The Body in Pain is a profoundly original study that has already stirred excitement in a wide range of intellectual circles. The book is an analysis of physical suffering and its relation to the numerous vacabularies and cultural forces--literary, political, philosophical, medical, religious--that confront it. Elaine Scarry bases her study on a wide range of sources: literature and art, medical case histories, documents on torture compiled by Amnesty International, legal transcripts of personal injury trials, and military and strategic wri.

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