The Resource The coming of the body, Hervé Juvin ; translated by John Howe

The coming of the body, Hervé Juvin ; translated by John Howe

Label
The coming of the body
Title
The coming of the body
Statement of responsibility
Hervé Juvin ; translated by John Howe
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In this startling new work, Hervé Juvin argues that developments in medicine and science are redefining what it means to be human. Living longer than ever before, and yet increasingly obsessed with longevity and youth, the people of the Western world face an existence disconnected from need, suffering and time - and they are losing their moral compass in the process. New industries have sprung up to promote plastic surgery, sex-free reproduction, fitness fads and bizarre diets. Behind this commercial activity is an ideology sympathetic to both eugenics and euthanasia, and dreaming of immortality. In this radically changed world, young people inhabit a digitalized, virtual environment at a far remove from the vital experiences of the body. Juvin's central message is a sinister paradox: what communism set out to do, and disastrously failed to achieve, capitalism is in the process of realizing - the discredited messianic goal of reinventing humanity"--Book jacket
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Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Juvin, Hervé
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
HM636
LC item number
.J8813 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houellebecq, Michel
  • Human body
  • Human body (Philosophy)
  • Longevity
  • Capitalism
  • Social change
  • Quality of life
Label
The coming of the body, Hervé Juvin ; translated by John Howe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction --- 1. The body is new --- 2. Production of the body --- 3. My body is my whole inheritance --- 4. The body's politics --- From one body to another, no change
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 188 p.
Isbn
9781844673100
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
20102804 64
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227016166
  • (OCoLC)227016166
Label
The coming of the body, Hervé Juvin ; translated by John Howe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction --- 1. The body is new --- 2. Production of the body --- 3. My body is my whole inheritance --- 4. The body's politics --- From one body to another, no change
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 188 p.
Isbn
9781844673100
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
20102804 64
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227016166
  • (OCoLC)227016166

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