Word: Beyond Language Beyond Image (Disruptions) (Paperback) by Motamedi Fraser Mariam
|Brand||Rowman & Littlefield International|
|Author||Mariam Motamedi Fraser|
|Number of Pages||226 pages|
|Publisher / Label||Rowman & Littlefield International|
|Size||21.80 cm x 2.00 cm x 2.00 cm|
Words are everywhere. Ubiquitous pervasive. Yet our relations with words are narrowly defined. How does the sound feel touch taste place position speed and direction of words come to matter in their uses? Word begins from the premise that if we consider words only in terms of language and as images we overlook a range of bodily sensory affective and non-conscious relations with words. We overlook too their epistemological methodological experiential and political implications. This book seeks to redress this neglect by exploring words themselves in histories of language and contemporary theory in print and typography and through a series of empirical examples which include religion embodiment photography and performance. Word is a reminder that words live richly in the world. It is an invitation to recognise those non-linguistic word-relations that are already existing and to bring new and generative encounters with words into being.