Bodies and Machines (Routledge Revivals) by Mark Seltzer

By Mark Seltzer

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

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