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By Mark Seltzer

"Bodies and Machines" is a impressive and persuasive exam of the body-machine complicated and its results at the smooth American cultural mind's eye. "Bodies and Machines" explores the hyperlinks among concepts of illustration and social and medical applied sciences of strength in a variety of realist and naturalist discourses and practices. Seltzer attracts on realist and naturalist writing, resembling the paintings of Hawthorne and Henry James, and the discourses which tell it: from scouting manuals and the programmes of systematic administration to money owed of sexual biology and the rituals of patron tradition. He explores different industrially produced and mass-consumed cultural kinds, together with visible representations corresponding to composite photos, scale types, and the striking iconography of standardization.

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