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Masking the Abject: A Genealogy of Play

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Masking the Abject: A Genealogy of Play - Nagel, Mechthild
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Masking the Abject traces the beginnings of the malediction of play in Western metaphysics to Aristotle. Mechthild Nagel's innovative study demonstrates how play has served as a 'castaway' in western philosophical thinking: It is considered to be repulsive and loathsome, yet also fascinating and desirable. The book illustrates how play 'succeeds' and proliferates after Hegel--despite its denunciation by classical philosophers--entering Marxist, phenomenological, postmodern, and feminist discourses. This work provides the ...

Masking the Abject: A Genealogy of Play 2002, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780739103081

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Masking the Abject: A Genealogy of Play 2002, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780739103074

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