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    At the borders of the human: beasts, bodies and natural philosophy in the early modern period

    Wiseman, Susan J. and Fudge, E. and Gilbert, R., eds. (1999) At the borders of the human: beasts, bodies and natural philosophy in the early modern period. Palgrave Macmillan. 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
    Additional Information: DOI: 10.1007/978-1-349-27729-2
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 14:16
    Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 14:42
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23309

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