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Transgressing Modern

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Zusammenfassung Examines modern Western cultural and social explorations of "other" forms or aspects of life that are devalued or coded as unacceptable in the modern ethos. The author describes how the body seeks to go beyond the conventional pieties of modern "rationality" to uncover these "other" dimensions. Informationen zum Autor John Jervis has taught extensively in the areas of Sociology! Social Anthropology! and Cultural Studies! at the University of Kent at Canterbury. His previous book! "Exploring the Modern" (1999) is also published by Blackwell Publishers. Klappentext This book provides the most concise! accessible account yet available of modern Western cultural and social explorations of 'other' forms or aspects of life that are devalued or coded as unacceptable! even unthinkable! in the modern ethos. Inhaltsverzeichnis List of Plates. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part I: The Civilising Imperative. 1. Carnival Pleasures and The Spectre of Misrule. 2. Manners and Morals: The Civilisation of Culture. Part II: Modernity and its Others. 3. Exotic Encounters: Savagery! Civilisation and the Imperial Other. 4. The Alienated Mind: Reason and The Exile of Madness. 5. Modernity's Sphinx: Woman as Nature and Culture. 6. The Rape and Romance of 'Nature'. 7. Forbidden Desires: Taboo! Transgression and Sexuality. Part III: Continuities! Challenges! Transformations. 8. Blacks! Whites and Hybrids. 9. Postmodern Possibilities: Alienating The Modern. Key Terms. Guide to Further Reading. Index.

Autorentext

John Jervis has taught extensively in the areas of Sociology, Social Anthropology, and Cultural Studies, at the University of Kent at Canterbury. His previous book, "Exploring the Modern" (1999) is also published by Blackwell Publishers.



Klappentext

This book provides the most concise, accessible account yet available of modern Western cultural and social explorations of 'other' forms or aspects of life that are devalued or coded as unacceptable, even unthinkable, in the modern ethos.



Inhalt

List of Plates. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part I: The Civilising Imperative. 1. Carnival Pleasures and The Spectre of Misrule. 2. Manners and Morals: The Civilisation of Culture. Part II: Modernity and its Others. 3. Exotic Encounters: Savagery, Civilisation and the Imperial Other. 4. The Alienated Mind: Reason and The Exile of Madness. 5. Modernity's Sphinx: Woman as Nature and Culture. 6. The Rape and Romance of 'Nature'. 7. Forbidden Desires: Taboo, Transgression and Sexuality. Part III: Continuities, Challenges, Transformations. 8. Blacks, Whites and Hybrids. 9. Postmodern Possibilities: Alienating The Modern. Key Terms. Guide to Further Reading. Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Transgressing Modern
Untertitel: Explorations in the Western Experience of Otherness
Autor:
EAN: 9780631211105
ISBN: 0631211101
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 248
Gewicht: 474g
Größe: H254mm x B178mm x T13mm
Jahr: 1999