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The Resource Pain : a cultural history, Javier Moscoso ; translated from the Spanish by Sarah Thomas and Paul House

Pain : a cultural history, Javier Moscoso ; translated from the Spanish by Sarah Thomas and Paul House

Label
Pain : a cultural history
Title
Pain
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Javier Moscoso ; translated from the Spanish by Sarah Thomas and Paul House
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Halfway between history and philosophy, this book deals with the historical forms that have permitted the understanding of human suffering from the Renaissance to the present. Representation, sympathy, imitation, coherence and narrativity are but a few of the rhetorical recourses that men and women have employed in order to feel our pain.
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Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moscoso, Javier
Dewey number
909-C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suffering in art
  • Suffering in literature
  • Suffering
  • Pain
Summary expansion
Pain almost always lacks justification, but it does have a story. The gestures of the virgin martyrs, the mockery that accompanied Don Quixote's misadventures, the concealed penitence that took place inside convents, the little comedies of sexual masochism, the early modern anatomical theatres, the grimaces of anesthetized patients, the conscious pains of nervous disorders or the unconscious pains of mental illness all meet one another in this book. Contrary to the claims of the philosopher Cioran, who asserted that it was impossible to hold a conversation with physical pain, each and every one of these pages advocates for such an encounter and promotes such dialogue. Halfway between history and philosophy, this book deals with the successive (though not progressive) forms in which the experience of pain materializes - the artistic, juridical, or scientific modalities that have permitted the cultural understanding of human suffering from the Renaissance to the present day. Representation, sympathy, imitation, but also coherence, trust, or narrativity are but a few of the rhetorical and argumentative recourses that men and women have employed, and continue to use, in order to feel our pain - but also in order to express it, and to imbue it with meaning and collective value
Label
Pain : a cultural history, Javier Moscoso ; translated from the Spanish by Sarah Thomas and Paul House
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384492/one
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Representations -- Imitation -- Sympathy -- Correspondence -- Trust -- Narrativity -- Coherence -- Reiteration
Control code
FIEb17317812
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 269 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781403991188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785873640
Label
Pain : a cultural history, Javier Moscoso ; translated from the Spanish by Sarah Thomas and Paul House
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384492/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Representations -- Imitation -- Sympathy -- Correspondence -- Trust -- Narrativity -- Coherence -- Reiteration
Control code
FIEb17317812
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 269 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781403991188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785873640

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