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The Future of Flesh: A Cultural Survey of the Body Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou

The Future of Flesh: A Cultural Survey of the Body

Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou

Published April 15th 2009
ISBN : 9780230613478
Hardcover
288 pages
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The Future of Flesh examines ways in which “flesh” has been re-conceptualized in late twentieth- and early twenty-first centuries. Its twelve essays analyze contemporary attitudes to corporeal change resulting from pain, death, artisticMoreThe Future of Flesh examines ways in which “flesh” has been re-conceptualized in late twentieth- and early twenty-first centuries. Its twelve essays analyze contemporary attitudes to corporeal change resulting from pain, death, artistic experimentation or technological intervention, and highlight current transformations in the very definition of “flesh.” Cross-disciplinary in their approach, the essays in this collection investigate the  limits, the politics and the ethics surrounding corporeal change, and address topics that range from classical heroic bodies, and breast cancer photography to cyberfiction.