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The Resource Transgressing the modern : explorations in the western experience of otherness, John Jervis

Transgressing the modern : explorations in the western experience of otherness, John Jervis

Label
Transgressing the modern : explorations in the western experience of otherness
Title
Transgressing the modern
Title remainder
explorations in the western experience of otherness
Statement of responsibility
John Jervis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The author's central theme is the relationship of modernity to the exclusions and repressions that have become central to the modern sense of identity, and which have frequently subverted the liberal, cosmopolitan pretensions of the modern West. He shows how an understanding of modernity is inseparable from an understanding of this 'other' side, these zones of distortion and taboo - the carnivalesque, the 'primitive', madness, nature, sexuality, and aspects of the feminine. These are shown to hold a powerful fascination for the modern imagination, and to provide potent resources for transgression, conflict and nostalgia." "The second main theme is the emergence of transgression itself as central to the modern experience of otherness - the crossing of the boundaries that separate 'us' and 'them', through art, fantasy and the theatrical dimensions of everyday life."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jervis, John
Dewey number
909/.0981208
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CB245
LC item number
.J48 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Western
  • Civilization, Western
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Difference (Philosophy)
  • Difference (Psychology)
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
Label
Transgressing the modern : explorations in the western experience of otherness, John Jervis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [222]) 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
  • 3.
  • Exotic Encounters: Savagery, Civilization and the Imperial Other.
  • 4.
  • The Alienated Mind: Reason and the Exile of Madness.
  • 5.
  • Modernity's Sphinx: Woman as Nature and Culture.
  • 6.
  • The Rape and Romance of 'Nature'.
  • 7.
  • Forbidden Desires: Taboo, Transgression and Sexuality
  • pt. I.
  • pt. III.
  • Continuities, Challenges, Transformations.
  • 8.
  • Blacks, Whites and Hybrids.
  • 9.
  • Postmodern Possibilities: Alienating the Modern?
  • The Civilizing Imperative.
  • 1.
  • Carnival Pleasures and the Spectre of Misrule.
  • 2.
  • Manners and Morals: The Civilization of Culture
  • pt. II.
  • Modernity and Its Others.
Control code
41592932
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
232 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780631211105
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99022429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Transgressing the modern : explorations in the western experience of otherness, John Jervis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [222]) 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
  • 3.
  • Exotic Encounters: Savagery, Civilization and the Imperial Other.
  • 4.
  • The Alienated Mind: Reason and the Exile of Madness.
  • 5.
  • Modernity's Sphinx: Woman as Nature and Culture.
  • 6.
  • The Rape and Romance of 'Nature'.
  • 7.
  • Forbidden Desires: Taboo, Transgression and Sexuality
  • pt. I.
  • pt. III.
  • Continuities, Challenges, Transformations.
  • 8.
  • Blacks, Whites and Hybrids.
  • 9.
  • Postmodern Possibilities: Alienating the Modern?
  • The Civilizing Imperative.
  • 1.
  • Carnival Pleasures and the Spectre of Misrule.
  • 2.
  • Manners and Morals: The Civilization of Culture
  • pt. II.
  • Modernity and Its Others.
Control code
41592932
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
232 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780631211105
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99022429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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