Bodies and Machines

Bodies and Machines

3.58 (17 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 11 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Bodies and Machines is a striking and persuasive examination of the body-machine complex and its effects on the modern American cultural imagination. Bodies and Machines, first published in 1992, explores the links between techniques of representation and social and scientific technologies of power in a wide range of realist and naturalist discourses and practices. Seltzer draws on realist and naturalist writing, such as the work of Hawthorne and Henry James, and the discourses which inform it: from scouting manuals and the programmes of systematic management to accounts of sexual biology and the rituals of consumer culture. He explores other mass-produced and mass-consumed cultural forms, including visual representations such as composite photographs, scale models, and the astonishing iconography of standardization.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 20mm | 519.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 1138829501
  • 9781138829503

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: Case Studies and Cultural Logistics; Part 1: The Naturalist Machine Part 2: Physical Capital: The Romance of the Market in Machine Culture Part 3: Statistical Persons Part 4: The Still Life Part 5: The Love-Master; Notes; Indexshow more

Rating details

17 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 24% (4)
4 18% (3)
3 53% (9)
2 6% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X