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The Resource Philosophy for spiders : on the low theory of Kathy Acker, McKenzie Wark, (electronic resource)

Philosophy for spiders : on the low theory of Kathy Acker, McKenzie Wark, (electronic resource)

Label
Philosophy for spiders : on the low theory of Kathy Acker
Title
Philosophy for spiders
Title remainder
on the low theory of Kathy Acker
Statement of responsibility
McKenzie Wark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "McKenzie Wark combines an autobiographical account of her relationship with Kathy Acker with her transgender reading of Acker's writing to outline Acker's philosophy of embodiment and its importance for theorizing the trans experience"--
  • "It's time to recognize Kathy Acker as one of the great postwar American writers. Over the decades readers have found a punk Acker, a feminist Acker, a queer Acker, a kink Acker, and an avant-garde Acker. In Philosophy for Spiders, McKenzie Wark adds a trans Acker. Wark recounts her memories of Acker (with whom she had a passionate affair) and gives a comprehensive reading of her published and archived works. Wark finds not just an inventive writer of fiction who pressed against the boundaries of gender, but a theorist whose comprehensive philosophy of life brings a conceptual intelligence to the everyday life of those usually excluded from philosophy's purview. As Wark shows, Acker's engagement with topics such as masturbation, sadism, body-building, and penetrative sex are central to her distinct phenomenology of the body that theorizes the body's relation to others, the city, and technology"--
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NcD/DLC
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1961-
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Wark, McKenzie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acker, Kathy
  • Wark, McKenzie
  • Experimental fiction, American
  • Feminist fiction, American
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Feminist literary criticism
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Sex role in literature
Label
Philosophy for spiders : on the low theory of Kathy Acker, McKenzie Wark, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part I: The City of Memory. The first resort -- Bestiary -- Woolloomooloo -- Laurel -- I'm very into you -- San Francisco -- The concept of the body -- Body and body : Flesh -- Dildocentrism -- Kathy's girl, in and out -- Further outings -- Wardrobe -- Transitive -- Mouth of truth -- New York -- Bridge and tunnel -- Topping (1) -- Topping (2) -- Noise -- Memory is redundant -- The viewing room -- New York, -- Part II: A philosophy for spiders. Null philosophy -- Spiders -- Philosophy -- Selving -- Wonder -- Writing -- First philosophy -- Exteriority -- Emotions -- Memory -- Time -- Narrative -- Eye -- Boredom -- Solitude -- Dreams -- Imagination -- Body-work -- Masturbation -- Handwriting -- Second philosophy -- Inheritance -- Fathers -- Mothers -- Library -- Desire -- Sex -- Penetration -- Misandry -- Rape -- Masochism -- Women -- Engendering -- Love -- Death -- Third philosophy -- Cities -- Sex-work -- Art-work -- Fame-work -- Capitalism -- Post-capitalism -- History -- Politics -- Culture -- Agency -- Girls -- Revolution -- Holes -- Fiction -- Détournement -- Myth -- Nature -- Dysphoric afterword -- Chorus
Control code
ssj0002450832
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781478013754
Lccn
2021004441
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002450832
Label
Philosophy for spiders : on the low theory of Kathy Acker, McKenzie Wark, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part I: The City of Memory. The first resort -- Bestiary -- Woolloomooloo -- Laurel -- I'm very into you -- San Francisco -- The concept of the body -- Body and body : Flesh -- Dildocentrism -- Kathy's girl, in and out -- Further outings -- Wardrobe -- Transitive -- Mouth of truth -- New York -- Bridge and tunnel -- Topping (1) -- Topping (2) -- Noise -- Memory is redundant -- The viewing room -- New York, -- Part II: A philosophy for spiders. Null philosophy -- Spiders -- Philosophy -- Selving -- Wonder -- Writing -- First philosophy -- Exteriority -- Emotions -- Memory -- Time -- Narrative -- Eye -- Boredom -- Solitude -- Dreams -- Imagination -- Body-work -- Masturbation -- Handwriting -- Second philosophy -- Inheritance -- Fathers -- Mothers -- Library -- Desire -- Sex -- Penetration -- Misandry -- Rape -- Masochism -- Women -- Engendering -- Love -- Death -- Third philosophy -- Cities -- Sex-work -- Art-work -- Fame-work -- Capitalism -- Post-capitalism -- History -- Politics -- Culture -- Agency -- Girls -- Revolution -- Holes -- Fiction -- Détournement -- Myth -- Nature -- Dysphoric afterword -- Chorus
Control code
ssj0002450832
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781478013754
Lccn
2021004441
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002450832

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