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At the Borders of the Human: Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Perdiod

Fudge, Erica and Gilbert, Ruth and Wiseman, S J, eds. (2002) At the Borders of the Human: Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Perdiod. Palgrave, Basingstoke.

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Abstract

What is, what was the human? This book argues that the making of the human as it is now understood implies a renogotiation of the relationship between the self and the world. The development of Renaissance technologies of difference such as mapping, colonialism and anatomy paradoxically also illuminated the similarities between human and non-human. This collection considers the borders between humans and their imagined others: animals, women, native subjects, machines. It examines border creatures (hermaphrodites, wildmen, and cyborgs) and border practices (science, surveying, and pornography).

Item type: Book
ID code: 29575
Keywords: human, self, Renaissance technologies, mapping, anatomy, colonialism, animals, machines, native subjects, women, hermaphrodites, cyborgs, wildmen, Criticism
Subjects: Language and Literature > Literature (General) > Criticism
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2011 10:25
Last modified: 12 Dec 2012 14:55
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/29575

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