An American Body|Politic: A Deleuzian Approach
University Press of New England
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Bernd Herzogenrath's An American Body|Politic is a study of the intersection between the material, biological body and body as political and cultural metaphor in American politics, religion, literature, and popular culture. Deeply influenced by the thought of Gilles Deleuze, Herzogenrath's approach to American culture encompasses endless possibilities and potentials, eschewing the mechanic and structural. He traipses through American history and culture, pausing to examine such varied facets as the Puritans' "two bodies," Anne Hutchinson and the Antinomian Controversy, Cotton Mather and smallpox, the poetics|politics of Whitman, Henry Adams's stroll along the shores of complexity, and the Detroit-based techno music of today.
About the Author
BERND HERZOGENRATH is a professor of American studies at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. He is the author of An Art of Desire: Reading Paul Auster, and the editor of From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and Its Discontents in the USA of Yesterday and Today, The Films of Tod Browning, Deleuze & Ecology, and Edgar G. Ulmer: Essays on the King of the B's.
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Bibliographic InformationPublished by University Press of New England, Hanover, 2010. ISBN 9781584659426 336 pages.
Print edition: B105.B64 H47 2010