0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history

Buy Now

Prosthesis in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (Hardcover) Loot Price: R3,059
Discovery Miles 30 590
Prosthesis in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (Hardcover): Chloe Porter, Katie L. Walter, Margaret Healy

Prosthesis in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (Hardcover)

Chloe Porter, Katie L. Walter, Margaret Healy

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 | Repayment Terms: R280 pm x 12*

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

'Prosthesis' denotes a rhetorical 'addition' to a pre-existing 'beginning', a 'replacement' for that which is 'defective or absent', a technological mode of 'correction' that reveals a history of corporeal and psychic discontent. Recent scholarship has given weight to these multiple meanings of 'prosthesis' as tools of analysis for literary and cultural criticism. The study of pre-modern prosthesis, however, often registers as an absence in contemporary critical discourse. This collection seeks to redress this omission, reconsidering the history of prosthesis and its implications for contemporary critical responses to, and uses of, it. The book demonstrates the significance of notions of prosthesis in medieval and early modern theological debate, Reformation controversy, and medical discourse and practice. It also tracks its importance for imaginings of community and of the relationship of self and other, as performed on the stage, expressed in poetry, charms, exemplary and devotional literature, and as fought over in the documents of religious and cultural change. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book engages with contemporary critical and cultural theory and philosophy, genre theory, literary history, disability studies, and medical humanities, establishing prosthesis as a richly productive analytical tool in the pre-modern, as well as the modern, context. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Textual Practice journal.

General

Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 2017
First published: 2018
Editors: Chloe Porter • Katie L. Walter • Margaret Healy
Dimensions: 234 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 174
ISBN-13: 978-1-138-09531-1
Categories: Books > Medicine > General issues > History of medicine
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Disability: social aspects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 1-138-09531-1
Barcode: 9781138095311

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners