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The Resource Cannibals & philosophers : bodies of Enlightenment, Daniel Cottom

Cannibals & philosophers : bodies of Enlightenment, Daniel Cottom

Label
Cannibals & philosophers : bodies of Enlightenment
Title
Cannibals & philosophers
Title remainder
bodies of Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Cottom
Title variation
Cannibals and philosophers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Taking us to the heart of the Enlightenment via the stomach, Daniel Cottom argues that the period was from the beginning obsessed with guts and disgust as much as it was with mind and reason. In Cannibals and Philosophers, Cottom traces how human flesh became a new thing in the Enlightenment - a flesh of sensibility, a surface of stimuli that at once inspired and disturbed artists and philosophers. Examining paintings, digestion, machines, spa waters, and kissing as cultural forms, and interweaving these examinations with new readings of literary and philosophical texts, Cottom locates a new focus on the inner working of the body, a "visceral turn" in Enlightenment thinking. The most radical image of this visceral turn appeared in the figure of the cannibal - a figure who, in popular imagination, bore a striking resemblance to the image of the philosopher." "Focusing on literature, art, philosophy, science, technology, anthropology, popular culture, and social history, Cotton provides a broad context to his eclectic subjects. Cannibals and Philosophers is a wide-ranging and lively work of cultural studies that complicates the traditional view of the Enlightenment."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cottom, Daniel
Dewey number
128/.6/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.B64
LC item number
C68 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body (Philosophy)
  • Enlightenment
  • Kannibalisme
  • Menselijk lichaam
  • Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
Label
Cannibals & philosophers : bodies of Enlightenment, Daniel Cottom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-262) 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
  • 5.
  • Cannibalism, Trade, Whatnot
  • 6.
  • Kant Comes to His Senses
  • 1.
  • In the Bowels of Enlightenment
  • 2.
  • Orifices Extended in Space
  • 3.
  • The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Digestion
  • 4.
  • The Exchange of Fluids in the Beau Monde
Control code
44268137
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 272 pages
Isbn
9780801865510
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00040562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)44268137
Label
Cannibals & philosophers : bodies of Enlightenment, Daniel Cottom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-262) 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
  • 5.
  • Cannibalism, Trade, Whatnot
  • 6.
  • Kant Comes to His Senses
  • 1.
  • In the Bowels of Enlightenment
  • 2.
  • Orifices Extended in Space
  • 3.
  • The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Digestion
  • 4.
  • The Exchange of Fluids in the Beau Monde
Control code
44268137
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 272 pages
Isbn
9780801865510
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00040562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)44268137

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