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The Bearing Across of Language: Care, Catachresis, and Political Failure

James Berger

in The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708460
eISBN:
9780814708330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708460.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at prehistory by analyzing impasses of language in the Epic of Gilgamesh and parts of the Hebrew Bible. As language comes to define the status of the human, the obstruction of ... More


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