By Peter Capuano

ISBN-10: 0472052845

ISBN-13: 9780472052844

ISBN-10: 0472072846

ISBN-13: 9780472072842

In Changing Hands, Peter J. Capuano sifts via Victorian literature and tradition for alterations within the approach the human physique is imagined within the face of pressing questions about construction, exertions, gender, category, and racial categorization, utilizing “hands” (the “distinguishing mark of . . . humanity”) because the fundamental aspect of reference. Capuano complicates his research by means of situating the ancient argument within the context of questions on the disappearance of palms through the 20th century into the haze of figurative which means. Out of this curious aporia, Capuano exposes a strong, “embodied handedness” because the ancient foundation for plenty of of the uncritically metaphoric, metonymic, and/or ideogrammatic ways to the learn of the human physique in fresh severe discourse.

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