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Agency and Embodiment

Performing Gestures/Producing Culture

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HARDCOVER

$62.50 • £50.95 • €56.50

ISBN 9780674034518

Publication Date: 10/30/2009

Short

272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

9 halftones, 15 line illustrations

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  • Introduction
  • 1. The ‘Structuring’ Body: Marcel Mauss and Bodily Techniques
  • 2. Gestural Meaning: Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Bill Viola, and The Primacy of Movement
  • 3. Inscription and Embodiment: André Leroi-Gourhan and the Body as Tool
  • 4. Inscription as Performance: Henri Michaux and the Writing Body
  • 5. The Gestural Performative: Locating Agency in Judith Butler and Frantz Fanon
  • Conclusion: Illegible Graffiti
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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