The Resource Transgressing the modern : explorations in the western experience of otherness, John Jervis

Transgressing the modern : explorations in the western experience of otherness, John Jervis

Label
Transgressing the modern : explorations in the western experience of otherness
Title
Transgressing the modern
Title remainder
explorations in the western experience of otherness
Statement of responsibility
John Jervis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The author's central theme is the relationship of modernity to the exclusions and repressions that have become central to the modern sense of identity, and which have frequently subverted the liberal, cosmopolitan pretensions of the modern West. He shows how an understanding of modernity is inseparable from an understanding of this 'other' side, these zones of distortion and taboo - the carnivalesque, the 'primitive', madness, nature, sexuality, and aspects of the feminine. These are shown to hold a powerful fascination for the modern imagination, and to provide potent resources for transgression, conflict and nostalgia."--BOOK JACKET. "The second main theme is the emergence of transgression itself as central to the modern experience of otherness - the crossing of the boundaries that separate 'us' and 'them', through art, fantasy and the theatrical dimensions of everyday life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 909.0981208
  • 909/.0981208
  • 909/.0981208
  • 909/.0981208
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • CB245
  • CB245
LC item number
  • .J48 1999
  • .J48 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Transgressing the modern : explorations in the western experience of otherness, John Jervis
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
Pt. I. The Civilizing Imperative. 1. Carnival Pleasures and the Spectre of Misrule. 2. Manners and Morals: The Civilization of Culture -- Pt. II. Modernity and Its Others. 3. Exotic Encounters: Savagery, Civilization and the Imperial Other. 4. The Alienated Mind: Reason and the Exile of Madness. 5. Modernity's Sphinx: Woman as Nature and Culture. 6. The Rape and Romance of 'Nature'. 7. Forbidden Desires: Taboo, Transgression and Sexuality -- Pt. III. Continuities, Challenges, Transformations. 8. Blacks, Whites and Hybrids. 9. Postmodern Possibilities: Alienating the Modern?
Control code
000020165926
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
[vii], 232 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780631211099
Isbn Type
(hdbk)
Lccn
99022429
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b20778922
System control number
  • 20165926lw
  • (OCoLC)41592932

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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