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Taking as its starting point the significant role of the photograph in modern mourning practices—particularly those surrounding public figures—Dead Matter theorizes the connections between the body and the image by looking at the corpse as a special instance of a body that is simultaneously thing and representation. Arguing that the evolving cultural understanding of photographic realism structures our relationship to the corpse, the book outlines a new politics of representation in which some bodies are more visible (and vulnerable) in death than others.To begin interpreting the corpse as a representational object referring to the deceased, Margaret Schwartz examines the association between photography and embalming—both as aesthetics and as mourning practices. She introduces the concept of photographic indexicality, using it as a metric for comprehending the relationship between the body of a dead leader (including Abraham Lincoln, Vladimir Lenin, and Eva Perón) and the “body politic” for which it stands. She considers bodies known as victims of atrocity like Emmett Till and the Syrian boy Hamsa al-Khateeb to better grasp the ways in which the corpse as object may be called on to signify a marginalized body politic, at the expense of the social identity of the deceased. And she contemplates “tabloid bodies” such as Princess Diana’s and Michael Jackson’s, asserting that these corpses must remain invisible in order to maintain the deceased as a source of textual and value production.Ultimately concluding that the evolving cultural understanding of photographic realism structures our relationship to the corpse, Dead Matter outlines the new politics of representation, in which death is exiled in favor of the late capitalist reality of bare life.

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9780816694334 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, November 17, 2015, cover price $87.50 | About this edition: Taking as its starting point the significant role of the photograph in modern mourning practices—particularly those surrounding public figures—Dead Matter theorizes the connections between the body and the image by looking at the corpse as a special instance of a body that is simultaneously thing and representation.
9780534349813, titled "Managerial Statistics" | South-Western Pub, December 1, 1999, cover price $193.95 | also contains Managerial Statistics | About this edition: MANAGERIAL STATISTICS presents core statistical methods in a modern, unified spreadsheet-oriented approach with a focus on applications to business.

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9780816694341 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, November 17, 2015, cover price $25.00
9780534350055, titled "Precalculus: In Light of Technology" | Brooks/Cole Pub Co, March 1, 1998, cover price $67.95 | also contains Precalculus: In Light of Technology

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Product Description: How does proximity between audiences and performers change the nature of live performance? How does it feel? How long can it last? How close is too close?Exploring the rise of close encounter, immersive productions that shine a light on performer-audience relationships, this book considers the impact of space and proximity in live performance...read more

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9781137328298 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 8, 2014, cover price $96.00 | About this edition: How does proximity between audiences and performers change the nature of live performance?

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9781137328281 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 8, 2014, cover price $33.00 | About this edition: How does proximity between audiences and performers change the nature of live performance?

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This is an illuminating and thought provoking study of the various meanings of distance. Opening with a discussion of defamiliarisation, which traces the roots of the idea in classical and enlightenment culture, he moves in to fascinating explorations of the concepts of perspective, representation, imagery and myth.
By Carlo Ginzburg, Martin Ryle (trans) and Kate Soper (trans)

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9781859846377 | Gardners Books, June 25, 2002, cover price $33.35 | About this edition: Ginzburg's new book is a thought-provoking study of the various meanings of distance.
9780231119603 | Columbia Univ Pr, July 1, 2001, cover price $49.99

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9781844675210 | Gardners Books, March 1, 2005, cover price $24.05 | About this edition: This is an illuminating and thought provoking study of the various meanings of distance.

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Product Description: At the turn of the century, there appeared in the Western world a stream of literary and dramatic works that confused their audiences to an unprecedented degree. Many of these works continue to confuse to this day and are avoided by theatre managers wishing to fill seats...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780810116542 | Northwestern Univ Pr, August 1, 1999, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: At the turn of the century, there appeared in the Western world a stream of literary and dramatic works that confused their audiences to an unprecedented degree.

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