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By Mark Seltzer

"Bodies and Machines" is a awesome and persuasive exam of the body-machine complicated and its results at the sleek American cultural mind's eye. "Bodies and Machines" explores the hyperlinks among suggestions of illustration and social and clinical applied sciences of strength 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 money owed of sexual biology and the rituals of shopper tradition. He explores different heavily produced and mass-consumed cultural varieties, together with visible representations similar to composite images, scale types, and the amazing iconography of standardization.

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