By Mark Seltzer
Bodies and Machines is a notable and persuasive exam of the body-machine advanced and its results at the glossy American cultural mind's eye. Bodies and Machines, first released in 1992, explores the hyperlinks among suggestions of illustration and social and clinical applied sciences of energy in a variety of realist and naturalist discourses and practices. Seltzer attracts on realist and naturalist writing, similar to the paintings of Hawthorne and Henry James, and the discourses which tell it: from scouting manuals and the programmes of systematic administration to debts of sexual biology and the rituals of patron tradition. He explores different heavily produced and mass-consumed cultural kinds, together with visible representations resembling composite pictures, scale types, and the miraculous iconography of standardization.
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