img Leseprobe Leseprobe

Absentees

On Variously Missing Persons

Daniel Heller-Roazen

EPUB
ca. 35,99
Amazon iTunes Thalia.de Weltbild.de Hugendubel Bücher.de ebook.de kobo Osiander Google Books Barnes&Noble bol.com Legimi
* Affiliatelinks/Werbelinks
Hinweis: Affiliatelinks/Werbelinks
Links auf reinlesen.de sind sogenannte Affiliate-Links. Wenn du auf so einen Affiliate-Link klickst und über diesen Link einkaufst, bekommt reinlesen.de von dem betreffenden Online-Shop oder Anbieter eine Provision. Für dich verändert sich der Preis nicht.

Zone Books img Link Publisher

Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft

Beschreibung

An intellectually adventurous account of the role of nonpersons in human communities that explores how they are depicted in literature and challenges how they are defined in philosophy, law, and anthropology

In thirteen interlocking chapters, Absentees explores the role of the missing in human communities, asking an urgent question: How does a person become a nonperson, whether by disappearance, disenfranchisement, or civil, social, or biological death? Only somebody can become a “nobody,” but, as Daniel Heller-Roazen shows, the ways of being a nonperson are as diverse and complex as they are mysterious and unpredictable. Heller-Roazen treats the variously missing persons of the subtitle in three parts: Vanishings, Lessenings, and Survivals. In each section and with multiple transhistorical and transcultural examples, he challenges the categories that define nonpersons in philosophy, ethics, law, and anthropology. Exclusion, infamy, and stigma; mortuary beliefs and customs; children’s games and state censuses; ghosts and “dead souls” illustrate the lives of those lacking or denied full personhood. In the archives of fiction, Heller-Roazen uncovers figurations of the missing—from Helen of Argos in Troy or Egypt to Hawthorne’s Wakefield, Swift’s Captain Gulliver, Kafka’s undead hunter Gracchus, and Chamisso’s long-lived shadowless Peter Schlemihl. Readers of The Enemy of All and No One’s Ways will find a continuation of those books’ intense intellectual adventures, with unexpected questions and arguments arising every step of the way. In a unique voice, Heller-Roazen’s thought and writing capture the intricacies of the all-too-human absent and absented.

Weitere Titel von diesem Autor
Daniel Heller-Roazen
Daniel Heller-Roazen
Daniel Heller-Roazen
Daniel Heller-Roazen
Daniel Heller-Roazen
Weitere Titel zum gleichen Preis
Cover Conversion Disorder
Jamieson Webster
Cover Outback Penguin
Elizabeth Lane
Cover John Donne
N. J.C. Andreasen
Cover Antonio Candido
Antonio Candido
Cover Ästhetischer Heroismus
Mareen van Marwyck
Cover Wiederaufgelegt
Annette Gilbert

Kundenbewertungen

Schlagwörter

Odysseys, Disenfranchisement, Effigies, Nobody, Nonperson, Death, Cadaver, Ghosts, Missing person, Civil Death, Absentee