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In praise of copying

Author: Marcus Boon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard paperback edView all editions and formats
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"This book is devoted to a deceptively simple but original argument: that copying is an essential part of being human, that the ability to copy is worthy of celebration, and that, without recognizing how integral copying is to being human, we cannot understand ourselves or the world we live in.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Boon
ISBN: 9780674072527 0674072529
OCLC Number: 863160792
Description: 285 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What is a copy? --
Copia, or, The abundant style --
Copying as transformation --
Copying as deception --
Montage --
The mass production of copies --
Copying as appropriation.
Responsibility: Marcus Boon.

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At last-a taboo-breaking "Western" humanities scholar who doesn't just discuss Buddhism, but employs it in a profound rethinking of what it means to copy. Marcus Boon is that very rare thing, someone Read more...

 
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