Bodies and Machines (Routledge Revivals) by Mark Seltzer

By Mark Seltzer

Bodies and Machines is a notable and persuasive exam of the body-machine complicated and its results at the smooth American cultural mind's eye. Bodies and Machines, first released in 1992, explores the hyperlinks among options of illustration and social and medical applied sciences of strength in quite a lot of realist and naturalist discourses and practices. Seltzer attracts on realist and naturalist writing, comparable to the paintings of Hawthorne and Henry James, and the discourses which tell it: from scouting manuals and the programmes of systematic administration to bills of sexual biology and the rituals of purchaser tradition. He explores different industrially produced and mass-consumed cultural varieties, together with visible representations resembling composite photos, scale types, and the unbelievable iconography of standardization.

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