Approaching Facial Difference Past and Present

Taal: Engels
Approaching Facial Difference
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781350028296
  • mei 2018
  • 264 pagina's
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What is a face and how does it relate to personhood? Approaching Facial Difference: Past and Present offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the many ways in which faces have been represented in the past and present, focusing on the issue of facial difference and disfigurement read in the light of shifting ideas of beauty and ugliness. Faces are central to all human social interactions, yet their study has been much overlooked by disability scholars and historians of medicine alike. By examining the main linguistic, visual and material approaches to the face from antiquity to contemporary times, contributors place facial diversity at the heart of our historical and cultural narratives. This cutting-edge collection of essays will be an invaluable resource for humanities scholars working across history, literature and visual culture, as well as modern practitioners in education and psychology.

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This extraordinary collection of essays reveals the ways in which the intersections of gender, cultural notions of beauty and wholeness, and physical difference articulate how people in the West respond to human faces. By explicating the relationship between facial difference and notions of moral soundness, disease, and anxiety-and its apparent continuity throughout the whole of European history-the editors and contributors challenge readers and researchers to re-evaluate modern-day assumptions about beauty and difference based upon their presentation of the past. * Linda E. Mitchell, Professor of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA * This engaging multi-disciplinary study encourages us to look' at the face and its multiple facets from a variety of points of view. It is a much-needed first step in gaining a better, more holistic understanding of the face and its perceptions throughout time. * Marjorie Gehrhardt, Lecturer in French History, University of Reading, UK *

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
mei 2018
Afmetingen
15,6 x 23,4 cm
Aantal pagina's
264 pagina's
Illustraties
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Redacteur
Patricia Skinner
Uitgever
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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9781350028296

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Subtitel
Past and Present
Thema Subject Code
NHTB

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