The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World download free [PDF and Ebook] by Elaine Scarry

The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World download free [PDF and Ebook] by Elaine Scarry year 1988
  • Book name: The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World
  • Author: Elaine Scarry
  • Release date: 1988/8/8
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780195049961
  • Rating: 8.12 of 10
  • Votes: 529
  • Review by: Micah Caballero
  • Review rating: 8.39 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/6
  • Total pages: 396
  • Includes a PDF summary of 46 pages
  • Description or summary of the 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 factof 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H43M11S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Medicine, Literary Theory, Philosophy Of Mind, International Relations, Western Philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, C 500 To C 1600, Philosophy: Metaphysics & Ontology
  • Available formats: PDF, JPG, JPEG, EPUB, DOC, TXT, WORD, PML. Compressed in ZIP, TAR.BZ, RAR, TZ, 7Z, JAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 15.83 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x203x19mm
  • Weight: 298g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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