Bodies of Meaning

Bodies of Meaning

Studies on Language, Labor, and Liberation

eBook - 2001
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Univ of New York Press
Challenges postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices.



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McNally (political science, York U., Toronto) challenges posmodernist theories of language and politics that detach language from human bodies and their material practices. He begins with the historical bodies theorized by Marx, Darwin, and Freud, then develops an alternative account of language that draws on Mikhail Bakhtin, Walter Benjamin, and recent materialist feminism. He aspires to contribute to current debates in social and political theory without resorting to unintelligible jargon. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Bodies of Meaning presents a vigorous challenge to postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices. Beginning with the 'historical bodies' theorized by Marx, Darwin, and Freud, McNally develops an alternative account of language which draws on the work of Mikhail Bakhtin and Walter Benjamin and recent contributions to materialist feminism. In bringing the body back into language, this book makes a major contribution to current debates in social and political theory.

Publisher: Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780585350769
0585350760
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 277 p.)

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