The Resource Heterotopia : postmodern utopia and the body politic, edited by Tobin Siebers

Heterotopia : postmodern utopia and the body politic, edited by Tobin Siebers

Label
Heterotopia : postmodern utopia and the body politic
Title
Heterotopia
Title remainder
postmodern utopia and the body politic
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tobin Siebers
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The essays investigate the variety of utopias - the heterotopias - imagined by postmodernity. Some are real, others are poems. On the one hand, there are utopias of the body politic: postmodern city-planning projects designed to defeat the unstable forces of nature and society; alternative women's utopias; cities of the mind imagined by architects, sculptors, and writers. On the other hand, there are utopias of the human body: monuments of muscle envisioned by inveterate body-builders; towers of strength and stamina developed by high-performance athletes; paradises of perfect health and sexual pleasure guaranteed by advanced medical technologies. The eight contributors give their hopes for and warnings about utopian politics, the American city, sexual happiness, dreams of physical perfection, chronic pain and depression, AIDS research, the future of socialism after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the postmodern condition in general
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Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
HX806
LC item number
.H43 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Siebers, Tobin
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  • Utopias
  • Utopias in literature
  • Postmodernism
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Utopies
  • Utopies dans la littérature
  • Postmodernisme
  • Postmodernisme (Littérature)
  • Utopias in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Postmodernism
  • Utopias
  • Postmodernisme
  • Utopische literatuur
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Lichaamscultuur
  • Utopie
  • Aufsatzsammlung
Label
Heterotopia : postmodern utopia and the body politic, edited by Tobin Siebers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : what does postmodernism want? Utopia / T. Siebers -- What is the use of utopia? / J.N. Shklar -- Women/utopia/fetish : disavowal and satisfied desire in Margaret Cavendish's New blazing world and Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La frontera / C.T. Neely -- Riding the A train to the aleph : eight utopias for Los Angeles / A. Betsky -- Dystopian socialism : the postmodern topography of East German poetry / P.A. Simpson -- Postmodern pain / D.B. Morris -- Medical ethics as postmodern aesthetics : reflections on a biotechnological utopia / B.M. Stafford -- The sportive-dynamic body as a symbol of productivity / J. Hoberman -- The rhetoric of sex, the discourse of desire / S.R. Delany
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780472105571
Lccn
94038860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31374385
  • (OCoLC)ocm31374385
Label
Heterotopia : postmodern utopia and the body politic, edited by Tobin Siebers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : what does postmodernism want? Utopia / T. Siebers -- What is the use of utopia? / J.N. Shklar -- Women/utopia/fetish : disavowal and satisfied desire in Margaret Cavendish's New blazing world and Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La frontera / C.T. Neely -- Riding the A train to the aleph : eight utopias for Los Angeles / A. Betsky -- Dystopian socialism : the postmodern topography of East German poetry / P.A. Simpson -- Postmodern pain / D.B. Morris -- Medical ethics as postmodern aesthetics : reflections on a biotechnological utopia / B.M. Stafford -- The sportive-dynamic body as a symbol of productivity / J. Hoberman -- The rhetoric of sex, the discourse of desire / S.R. Delany
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780472105571
Lccn
94038860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31374385
  • (OCoLC)ocm31374385

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