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The Eight Technologies of Otherness

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"The Eight Technologies of Otherness" is a bold and provocative re-thinking of identities, politics, philosophy, ethics, and cultural practices themselves. A book which journeys amongst and through the very unholy groundings of corrupted surfaces, imbued with strange time, space, matter and speed.<BR> But Reader, Beware! The implications are profound. As Sue Golding asks in her "Word of Warning" what would happen to our cultural sensibility if we were to stop sterilizing the wounds of the postmodern and seriously acknowledge the possibilities of political freedom, cultural revolution, fear, flesh, multiple ethics, homelessness, virtual bodies, boredom, anger, experimentation, art-and all the myriad joys and fears that come from a refusal to be comforted by the easy, neat, and clean? The short answer: we would be playing with fire. <BR> The longer answer, in all its tactile rawness, plays out in the eight technologies: curiosity, noise, cruelty, appetite, skin, nomadism, contamination, and dwelling. But why only eight technologies? And why these eight, in particular? The thirty-three artists, philosophers, filmmakers, writers, photographers, political militants, and 'pulp-theory' practitioners whose work (or life) has contributed to the re-thinking of 'otherness' throw out a few clues... <BR> Contributors include: Kathy Acker, Ajamu, Andrew Benjamin, Steven Berkoff, Sky Gilbert, Sue Golding, Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, Jean-Luc Nancy, Joan Nestle, Catherine Opie, Adrian Rifkin, Jeffrey Weeks.

Synopsis:

The Eight Technologies of Otherness is a bold and provocative re-thinking of identities, politics, philosophy, ethics, and cultural practices. In this groundbreaking text, old essentialism and binary divides collapse under the weight of a new and impatient necessity. Consider Sue Golding's eight technologies: curiosity, noise, cruelty, appetite, skin, nomadism, contamination, and dwelling. But why only eight technologies? And why these eight, in particular? Included are thirty-three artists, philosophers, filmmakers, writers, photographers, political militants, and 'pulp-theory' practitioners whose work (or life) has contributed to the re-thinking of 'otherness, ' to which this book bears witness, throw out a few clues.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415145794
Author:
Golding, Sue
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Postmodernism
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Difference (psychology)
Subject:
Difference
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Volume:
104-732
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.68x6.84x.98 in. 2.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Eight Technologies of Otherness is a bold and provocative re-thinking of identities, politics, philosophy, ethics, and cultural practices. In this groundbreaking text, old essentialism and binary divides collapse under the weight of a new and impatient necessity. Consider Sue Golding's eight technologies: curiosity, noise, cruelty, appetite, skin, nomadism, contamination, and dwelling. But why only eight technologies? And why these eight, in particular? Included are thirty-three artists, philosophers, filmmakers, writers, photographers, political militants, and 'pulp-theory' practitioners whose work (or life) has contributed to the re-thinking of 'otherness, ' to which this book bears witness, throw out a few clues.
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