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The telephone marks the place of an absence. Affiliated with discontinuity, alarm, and silence, it raises fundamental questions about the constitution of self and other, the stability of location, systems of transfer, and the destination of speech. Profoundly changing our concept of long-distance, it is constantly transmitting effects of real and evocative power. To the extent that it always relates us to the absent other, the telephone, and the massive switchboard attending it, plugs into a hermeneutics of mourning. The ...

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The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech 1991, University of Nebraska Press

ISBN-13: 9780803289383

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The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech 1989, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803238763

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