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The Resource Skin : on the cultural border between self and the world, Claudia Benthien ; translated by Thomas Dunlap

Skin : on the cultural border between self and the world, Claudia Benthien ; translated by Thomas Dunlap

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Skin : on the cultural border between self and the world
Title
Skin
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on the cultural border between self and the world
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Claudia Benthien ; translated by Thomas Dunlap
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • This cultural study examines the relations among self-consciousness, subjectivity, and skin from the eighteenth century to the present. Claudia Benthien argues that despite medicine's having penetrated the bodily surface and exposed the interior of the body as never before, skin, paradoxically, has become a more and more unyielding symbol. She also examines the changing significance of skin through brilliant analyses of art, philosophy, and anatomical drawings and writings, as well as Germanic, American, and African American literature.--
  • Benthien discusses the semantic and psychic aspects of touching, feeling, and intellectual perception; the motifs of perforated, armored, or transparent skin; and much more through close readings of such authors as Kleist, Buchner, Hawthorne, Balzac, Rilke, Kafka, Plath, Morrison, Wideman, and Ondaatje. Myriad images from the Renaissance, anatomy books, and contemporary visual and performance art enhance the text."--Jacket
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1965-
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Benthien, Claudia
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illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Dunlap, Thomas
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European perspectives
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  • Skin
  • Skin
  • Human skin color
  • Human body
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Skin : on the cultural border between self and the world, Claudia Benthien ; translated by Thomas Dunlap
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-277) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Blackness: Skin Color in African-American Discourse
  • Hand and Skin: Anthropology and Iconography of the Cutaneous Senses
  • Touchings: On the Analogous Nature of Erotic, Emotive, and "Psychic" Skin Sensations
  • Teletactility: The Skin in New Media
  • The Depth of the Surface: Introduction
  • Boundary Metaphors: Skin in Language
  • Penetrations: Body Boundaries and the Production of Knowledge in Medicine and Cultural Practices
  • Flayings: Exposure, Torture, Metamorphoses
  • Mirror of the Soul: The Epidermis as Canvas
  • Mystification: The Strangeness of the Skin
  • Armored Skin and Birthmarks: The Imagology of a Gender Difference
  • Different Skin: Skin Colors in Literature and the History of Science
Control code
ocm49261171
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780231125024
Lccn
2002019396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49261171
Label
Skin : on the cultural border between self and the world, Claudia Benthien ; translated by Thomas Dunlap
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-277) 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
  • Blackness: Skin Color in African-American Discourse
  • Hand and Skin: Anthropology and Iconography of the Cutaneous Senses
  • Touchings: On the Analogous Nature of Erotic, Emotive, and "Psychic" Skin Sensations
  • Teletactility: The Skin in New Media
  • The Depth of the Surface: Introduction
  • Boundary Metaphors: Skin in Language
  • Penetrations: Body Boundaries and the Production of Knowledge in Medicine and Cultural Practices
  • Flayings: Exposure, Torture, Metamorphoses
  • Mirror of the Soul: The Epidermis as Canvas
  • Mystification: The Strangeness of the Skin
  • Armored Skin and Birthmarks: The Imagology of a Gender Difference
  • Different Skin: Skin Colors in Literature and the History of Science
Control code
ocm49261171
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780231125024
Lccn
2002019396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49261171

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