9780195049961

The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World

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Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Softcover
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Discusses the inexpressibility of physical pain and analyzes the philosophical and cultural aspects of pain, torture, and war.


 

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Book Description: Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 135 mm. Brand New Book. Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this profoundly original work explores the nature of physical suffering. Elaine Scarry bases her study on a wide range of sources: literature and art, medical case histories, documents on torture compiled by Amnesty International, legal transcripts of personal injury trials, and military and strategic writings by such figures as Clausewitz, Churchill, Liddell Hart, and Henry Kissinger. Scarry begins with the fact of pain s inexpressibility. Not only is physical pain difficult to describe in words, it also actively destroys language, reducing sufferers in the most extreme cases to an inarticulate state of cries and moans. Scarry goes on to analyse the political ramifications of deliberately inflicted pain, specifically in the cases of warfare and torture, and she demonstrates how political regimes use the power of physical pain to attack and break down the sufferer s sense of self. Finally she turns to examples of artistic and cultural activity; actions achieved in the face of pain and difficulty. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780195049961

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Book Description: Oxford University Press OUP. Book Condition: New. pp. 400 Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, The Body in Pain is a profoundly original study that has already stirred excitement in a wide range of intellectual circles. The book is an analysis of physical suffering and its relation to the numerous vocabularies and cultural forces--literary, political, philosophical, medical, religious--that confront it. Elaine Scarry bases her study on a wide range of sources: literature and art, medical case histories, documents on torture compiled by Amnesty International, legal transcripts of personal injury trials, and military and strategic wr. Bookseller Inventory # 06669834

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Book Description: Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 135 mm. Brand New Book. Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this profoundly original work explores the nature of physical suffering. Elaine Scarry bases her study on a wide range of sources: literature and art, medical case histories, documents on torture compiled by Amnesty International, legal transcripts of personal injury trials, and military and strategic writings by such figures as Clausewitz, Churchill, Liddell Hart, and Henry Kissinger. Scarry begins with the fact of pain s inexpressibility. Not only is physical pain difficult to describe in words, it also actively destroys language, reducing sufferers in the most extreme cases to an inarticulate state of cries and moans. Scarry goes on to analyse the political ramifications of deliberately inflicted pain, specifically in the cases of warfare and torture, and she demonstrates how political regimes use the power of physical pain to attack and break down the sufferer s sense of self. Finally she turns to examples of artistic and cultural activity; actions achieved in the face of pain and difficulty. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9780195049961

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