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Sturm, Jules

Bodies We Fail

Productive Embodiments of Imperfection

Series:Edition Kulturwissenschaft 38

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    Publication Date:
    May 2014
    Copyright year:
    2014
    ISBN
    978-3-8394-2609-8
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    This book explores the productive effects of bodily 'failure' in the sphere of visuality. The aim is to reflect on the human body's constant exposure to visual constraints and distortions, which are incorporated so strongly in everyday images of our bodies that they become invisible, while yet representative of cultural norms. By analyzing artistic literary and visual representations of imperfect, disabled, aging, queer, and monstrous bodies, this project exposes the »handicaps« of normative vision and opens up new ways of recognizing a multitude of corporeal existences and practices outside the norm.

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    200 pages
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    Language:
    English
    Keyword(s):
    Art,Disability,Queer,Visual Culture,Arts,Cultural Theory,Theory of Art,Cultural Studies
    Readership:
    Professional and scholarly;

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