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    From Tyson's pigmie to Hobbes's leviathan: the social and biological body

    Wiseman, Susan J. (2002) From Tyson's pigmie to Hobbes's leviathan: the social and biological body. In: Wiseman, Susan J. and Fudge, E. and Gilbert, R. (eds.) At the Borders of the Human. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 215-238. ISBN 9781349277315.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: What is, what was the human? This book argues that the making of the human as it is now understood implies a renegotiation 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).

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: DOI: 10.1007/978-1-349-27729-2
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 16:02
    Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 11:25
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23322

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