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Tracking Thoreau : double-crossing nature and technology, John Dolis

Label
Tracking Thoreau : double-crossing nature and technology
Title
Tracking Thoreau
Title remainder
double-crossing nature and technology
Statement of responsibility
John Dolis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Tracking Thoreau explores the constellation of three central issues in Thoreau's oeuvre: nature, culture, and technology. Dolis reads Thoreau's major works as principally concerned with the composition of the self through writing, through narration, an activity inextricably bound up with the apprehension of structures common to both nature and culture, structures which, in turn, unavoidably implicate style - that is, technique. As did the ancient Greeks, Thoreau understands technology as a defining moment for not only culture, but nature as well, that inaugural act in light of which each is able to appear in the first place. Technology is always already in place at the beginning of "things": it occupies the site of subjectivity
  • Arguing against the most recent trend in Thoreau studies, Dolis contends that, for Thoreau, nature is primordially a construct; it cannot be understood apart from language, through cultural constructions, techniques by means of which the subject composes the object. Both "nature" and the very "nature of nature" itself are subject to this single configuration. Subjectivity, in turn, entails its own technology, its style. It figures out both nature and the composition of its self as well."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dolis, John
Dewey number
818/.309
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3054
LC item number
.D65 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology in literature
  • Culture in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Literature and technology
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
Label
Tracking Thoreau : double-crossing nature and technology, John Dolis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-227) 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
Economic technique : home-work -- The nature of technology : viewing (the construction of) things -- The technology of nature : constructing (the view of) things -- The nature of nature (techne) : (the subject) matter itself -- The technology of technology (poiesis) : (what matters to) the subject itself (self-technology) -- From monad to nomad : home-cosmography
Control code
56324202
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780838640456
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004019360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Tracking Thoreau : double-crossing nature and technology, John Dolis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-227) 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
Economic technique : home-work -- The nature of technology : viewing (the construction of) things -- The technology of nature : constructing (the view of) things -- The nature of nature (techne) : (the subject) matter itself -- The technology of technology (poiesis) : (what matters to) the subject itself (self-technology) -- From monad to nomad : home-cosmography
Control code
56324202
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780838640456
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004019360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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