At the Borders of the Human: Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Perdiod

Erica Fudge (Editor), Ruth Gilbert (Editor), S J Wiseman (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

What is, what was the human? This book argues that the making of the human as it is now understood implies a renogotiation of the relationship between the self and the world. The development of Renaissance technologies of difference such as mapping, colonialism and anatomy paradoxically also illuminated the similarities between human and non-human. This collection considers the borders between humans and their imagined others: animals, women, native subjects, machines. It examines border creatures (hermaphrodites, wildmen, and cyborgs) and border practices (science, surveying, and pornography).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
Number of pages269
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Fingerprint

Natural philosophy
Beast
Colonialism
Cyborgs
Hermaphrodite
Animals
Creatures
Surveying
Nonhuman
Pornography

Keywords

  • human
  • self
  • Renaissance technologies
  • mapping
  • anatomy
  • colonialism
  • animals
  • machines
  • native subjects
  • women
  • hermaphrodites
  • cyborgs
  • wildmen

Cite this

Fudge, Erica (Editor) ; Gilbert, Ruth (Editor) ; Wiseman, S J (Editor). / At the Borders of the Human: Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Perdiod. Basingstoke, 2002. 269 p.
@book{3a4b52df25974d9ca8d725721344d2fb,
title = "At the Borders of the Human: Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Perdiod",
abstract = "What is, what was the human? This book argues that the making of the human as it is now understood implies a renogotiation of the relationship between the self and the world. The development of Renaissance technologies of difference such as mapping, colonialism and anatomy paradoxically also illuminated the similarities between human and non-human. This collection considers the borders between humans and their imagined others: animals, women, native subjects, machines. It examines border creatures (hermaphrodites, wildmen, and cyborgs) and border practices (science, surveying, and pornography).",
keywords = "human, self, Renaissance technologies, mapping, anatomy, colonialism, animals, machines, native subjects, women, hermaphrodites, cyborgs, wildmen",
editor = "Erica Fudge and Ruth Gilbert and Wiseman, {S J}",
year = "2002",
language = "English",

}

At the Borders of the Human: Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Perdiod. / Fudge, Erica (Editor); Gilbert, Ruth (Editor); Wiseman, S J (Editor).

Basingstoke, 2002. 269 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

TY - BOOK

T1 - At the Borders of the Human: Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Perdiod

A2 - Fudge, Erica

A2 - Gilbert, Ruth

A2 - Wiseman, S J

PY - 2002

Y1 - 2002

N2 - What is, what was the human? This book argues that the making of the human as it is now understood implies a renogotiation of the relationship between the self and the world. The development of Renaissance technologies of difference such as mapping, colonialism and anatomy paradoxically also illuminated the similarities between human and non-human. This collection considers the borders between humans and their imagined others: animals, women, native subjects, machines. It examines border creatures (hermaphrodites, wildmen, and cyborgs) and border practices (science, surveying, and pornography).

AB - What is, what was the human? This book argues that the making of the human as it is now understood implies a renogotiation of the relationship between the self and the world. The development of Renaissance technologies of difference such as mapping, colonialism and anatomy paradoxically also illuminated the similarities between human and non-human. This collection considers the borders between humans and their imagined others: animals, women, native subjects, machines. It examines border creatures (hermaphrodites, wildmen, and cyborgs) and border practices (science, surveying, and pornography).

KW - human

KW - self

KW - Renaissance technologies

KW - mapping

KW - anatomy

KW - colonialism

KW - animals

KW - machines

KW - native subjects

KW - women

KW - hermaphrodites

KW - cyborgs

KW - wildmen

UR - http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=264631

M3 - Book

BT - At the Borders of the Human: Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Perdiod

CY - Basingstoke

ER -