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Deleuze and the Body$
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Laura Guillaume and Joe Hughes

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638642

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638642.001.0001

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Multi-Dimensional Modifications

Multi-Dimensional Modifications

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(p.188) Chapter 9 Multi-Dimensional Modifications
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Deleuze and the Body
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Patricia MacCormack

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638642.003.0009

This chapter examines what happens when, through body modification, we literally become animal, and investigates when modification turns bodies into aesthetic events as such and the body emerges as teeming with art. It explores the modified body as an in-between, a concept that negotiates and transgresses discourses of signified flesh and subjectivity to create a new concept of the body as liminal. The chapter explains that these liminal bodies allow us to navigate the plasticity of the regime of signification through which the body emerges.

Keywords:   body modification, aesthetic events, signified flesh, liminal bodies, plasticity, signification

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