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The Resource Levinas and the other in narratives of facial disfigurement : singing through the mask, Gudrun M. Grabher

Levinas and the other in narratives of facial disfigurement : singing through the mask, Gudrun M. Grabher

Label
Levinas and the other in narratives of facial disfigurement : singing through the mask
Title
Levinas and the other in narratives of facial disfigurement
Title remainder
singing through the mask
Statement of responsibility
Gudrun M. Grabher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Offering readings of a range of fictional and biographical texts, including work by Richard Selzer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Gaston Leroux, Willa Cather, Natalie Kusz and Lucy Grealy, this book examines reactions to facially disfigured people on the basis of Emmanuel Levinas' ethics of the face. Drawing on Levinas' concern with the holistic dimension of the face as an encounter with the other's 'whole person' and the sense of moral obligation that this instils in us - a sense that disfigurement disrupts by drawing our attention to the disfigurement as a 'spectacle' and threatening to limit our view of that individual - the author explores how we react to the facially disfigured and how we ought to react." --
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grabher, Gudrun
Dewey number
194
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS366.D57
LC item number
G73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lévinas, Emmanuel
  • American prose literature
  • Disfigured persons in literature
  • Face (Philosophy)
  • Other (Philosophy)
  • Lévinas, Emmanuel
  • Disfigured persons in literature
  • American prose literature
  • Face (Philosophy)
  • Other (Philosophy)
Label
Levinas and the other in narratives of facial disfigurement : singing through the mask, Gudrun M. Grabher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Emanuel Levinas -- Face value -- Facial disfigurement and its repairs -- Elephant people -- Narratives on facial disfigurement -- Conclusion
Control code
1080997819
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9781138086661
Lccn
2018060239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1080997819
Label
Levinas and the other in narratives of facial disfigurement : singing through the mask, Gudrun M. Grabher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Emanuel Levinas -- Face value -- Facial disfigurement and its repairs -- Elephant people -- Narratives on facial disfigurement -- Conclusion
Control code
1080997819
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9781138086661
Lccn
2018060239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1080997819

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