Category Archives: Body as Sign/

LIBRARY SHELF: Body and Soul

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Conn, Steven; Body and Soul: Contemporary Art and healing(1998) ICI Shelf: Exhibitions First Line: “As we approach the end of the twentieth century, individuals seek new means of relief fro, the stress, disease, and environmental pollution that permeate our society.” … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Freaks

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Adrian, Werner; Freaks: Cinema of the Bizarre (1976) ICI Shelf: Body First Line: “Man has always distorted his world.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (10-22-14) Accession #: ICI-00633

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LIBRARY SHELF: Freakery

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Seltzer, Mark; Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body (1996) ICI Shelf: Body First Line: “People who are visually different have always provoked the imaginations of heir fellow human beings.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (10-15-14) … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Serial Killers

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Seltzer, Mark; Serial Killers: Death and Life in America’s Would Culture (1998) ICI Shelf: Body First Line: “Serial Killing has its place in a public culture in which addictive violence has become not merely a collective spectacle but one of … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Our Vampires, Ourselves

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Auerback, Nina; Our Vampires Ourselves (1995) ICI Shelf: Body Last Line: “They will awaken; they always have; as Stoker’s Dracula boasted, time is on their side.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (10-07-14) Accession #: ICI-00643  

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LIBRARY SHELF: Freud, Race, and Gender

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Gilman, Sander L.; Freud, Race, and Gender (1993) ICI Shelf: Philosophy First Line: “Sigmund Freud, like any other Jewish scientist at the turn of the Century, was faced with the double bind of the Jewish medical scientist: both physician and … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Gender Trouble

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Butler, Judith; Gender trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990) ICI Shelf: Body Last Line: “What other local strategies for engaging the “unnatural” might lead to the denaturalization of gender as such?” ICI History: Today at the ICI — … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Freudian Body

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Bersani, Leo; The Freudian Body: Psychoanalysis and Art (1987) ICI Shelf: Body First Line: “How has Freud profited—or suffered—from all the attention lavished on him in America and in Europe, during the past fifteen or twenty years?” ICI History: Today … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Uncontrollable Bodies

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Sappington, Rodney and Tyler Stallings, eds.; Uncontrollable Bodies: Testimonies of Identity and Culture (1994) ICI Shelf: Body First Line: “I’m sick and I don’t want a cure.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (06-10-14) Accession #: ICI-00642

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Making of the Modern Body

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Gallagher, Catherine and Thomas Whitney, eds.; The Making of the Modern Body: Sexuality and Society in the Nineteenth Century (1987) ICI Shelf: Body First Line: “Scholars have only recently discovered that the human body itself has a history.” ICI History: … Continue reading

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