The body of this death : historicity and sociality in the time of AIDS /

"Examining the AIDS pandemic and Japanese A-bomb literature, this book asks the question of how the experience of unimaginable and unrepresentable loss affects the experience and constitution of the social and the discourses of history. It persuasively argues that those objects which are presum...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Haver, William Wendell, 1947-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [1996], ©1996.
Subjects:
LEADER 03226cam a2200361 a 4500
001 in00000287904
008 960104t19961996cau b 001 0 eng
010 |a 96000856 
019 |a 38747388 
020 |a 0804727163 (cloth : alk. paper) 
020 |a 0804727287 (pbk. : alk. paper) 
035 |a 34150862 
040 |a DLC  |c DLC  |d C#P  |d MMU  |d UKM  |d LAF  |d OrLoB-B  |d UtOrBLW 
049 |a LAFA 
050 0 0 |a RC607.A26  |b H38 1996 
090 |a RC607.A26  |b H38 1996 
100 1 |a Haver, William Wendell,  |d 1947-  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n96002660. 
245 1 4 |a The body of this death :  |b historicity and sociality in the time of AIDS /  |c William Haver. 
260 |a Stanford, Calif. :  |b Stanford University Press,  |c [1996], ©1996. 
300 |a xviii, 221 pages ;  |c 23 cm. 
336 |a text  |b txt  |2 rdacontent. 
337 |a unmediated  |b n  |2 rdamedia. 
338 |a volume  |b nc  |2 rdacarrier. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-215) and index. 
520 1 |a "Examining the AIDS pandemic and Japanese A-bomb literature, this book asks the question of how the experience of unimaginable and unrepresentable loss affects the experience and constitution of the social and the discourses of history. It persuasively argues that those objects which are presumptively given to thought under the rubrics of "AIDS" and "Hiroshima/Nagasaki" pose an essential threat, in their existentiality, to conceptual thought and, ultimately, to rationality altogether. It therefore argues that any serious thinking about AIDS and nuclear terror must think the essential insufficiency of thought to its putative objects - the insufficiency of "society" to think sociality, the insufficiency of "history" to think historicity." "The author first attempts to think the incapacity of every invocation of historical consciousness (or, indeed, of "history" itself) to think the existential historicity of that event which is presumptively not only its object but its ground. Readings of works by Nishida Kitaro, Ota Yoko, and Takenishi Hiroko written in the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki attempts to mark the limit of historical consciousness. The author then considers erotic sociality in the time of AIDS, specifically as articulated in texts by David Wojnarowicz, focusing on the themes of vulnerability, anonymity, the erotic, and nomadism." "Tanizaki Jun'ichiro is read to examine historiographical representation and to consider the possibilities of the parodic as a fundamentally perverse, queer practice. Finally, a study of selected essays by Sue Golding points a way to think toward the necessary conjunction of the ethical, the political, and the perverse; in order, that is to say, to think toward a politics of inconsolable perversity."--BOOK JACKET. 
590 |a 07/00 healb graz spo .o1900705. 
650 0 |a AIDS (Disease)  |x Philosophy. 
650 0 |a AIDS (Disease)  |x Social aspects. 
907 |a .b13748178  |b lcstk  |c - 
902 |a 191030 
998 |b 1  |c 000807  |d m  |e a   |f -  |g 0 
999 f f |i 13d40b2b-4463-53c1-8044-ff469fe002d2  |s 2f0c2308-9bb8-5c0c-b95a-8f7862412c2d  |t 0 
952 f f |a Lafayette College  |b Main Campus  |c Skillman Library  |d Skillman Upper Level  |t 0  |e RC607.A26 H38 1996  |i Book  |m 31826008593353  |n 1