Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Body in Pain : The Making and Unmaking of the World - 85 edition

Body in Pain : The Making and Unmaking of the World (ISBN10: 0195049969; ISBN13: 9780195049961)
ISBN13: 978-0195049961
ISBN10: 0195049969

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195036015
ISBN10: 0195036018

Summary: Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, The Body in Pain is a profoundly original study that has already stirred excitement in a wide range of intellectual circles. The book is an analysis of physical suffering and its relation to the numerous vocabularies and cultural forces--literary, political, philosophical, medical, religious--that confront it. Elaine Scarry bases her study on a wide range of sources: literature and art, medical case histories, ...show moredocuments on torture compiled by Amnesty International, legal transcripts of personal injury trials, and military and strategic writings by such figures as Clausewitz, Churchill, Liddell Hart, and Kissinger, She weaves these into her discussion with an eloquence, humanity, and insight that recall the writings of Hannah Arendt and Jean-Paul Sartre. Scarry begins with the fact of pain's inexpressibility. Not only is physical pain enormously difficult to describe in words--confronted with it, Virginia Woolf once noted, "language runs dry"--it also actively destroys language, reducing sufferers in the most extreme instances to an inarticulate state of cries and moans. Scarry analyzes the political ramifications of deliberately inflicted pain, specifically in the cases of torture and warfare, and shows how to be fictive. From these actions of "unmaking" Scarry turns finally to the actions of "making"--the examples of artistic and cultural creation that work against pain and the debased uses that are made of it. Challenging and inventive, The Body in Pain is landmark work that promises to spark widespread debate.



...show less

Edition/Copyright: 85
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 04/28/1987
International: No

View Author Bio



List Price: $19.95
Used $4.99
Used
Save $14.96 (75%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 13 hours and 42 minutes and it ships by Noon CT tomorrow!
New  Currently Sold Out
Marketplace sellers starting at $4.77

45 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Body in Pain : The Making and Unmaking of the World
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (45)  |  New (16)  |  Like New (2)  |  Very Good (5)  |  Good (20)  |  Acceptable (2)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$4.99
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$14.07
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$4.77
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Better World Books
Mishawaka, IN
Seller Rating: 4.63
Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
$4.79
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
GreenEarthBooks
Portland, OR
Seller Rating: 4.57
Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Green Earth Books. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
$4.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Fremont
Fremont, CA
Seller Rating: 5
1987 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$4.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
$5.48
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Nandino Books
Lexington, KY
Seller Rating: 4.58
No comments from the seller
$5.87
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Penntext
Downingtown, PA
Seller Rating: 4.41
May have minimal notes/highlighting, minimal wear/tear. Additional Supplements May not be Included unless previously specified. Please contact us if you have any Questions.
$5.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Lane-Avenue
Columbus, OH
Seller Rating: 4.67
1987 Paperback Good : Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ...show moreaccess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$7.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Dublin
Dublin, CA
Seller Rating: 4
1987 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cd-rom or access ...show more codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$8.49
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.19
Used, Acceptable Condition, may show signs of wear and previous use. Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$8.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Priceless Books IL
Urbana, IL
Seller Rating: 4.77
Oxford & New York 1985 Paperback VG- 385pp. Extremities lightly rubbed; fep. wrinkled. Endnotes & index.
Page:   1     2     3     4     5     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close