The Hurt(ful) Body
Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800
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the perspectives of both victim and beholder - as well as their combined creation of a gaze - is unique. It establishes a double perspective about the riddle of 'cruel' viewing by tracking the shifting cultural meanings of victims' bodies, and confronting them to the values of audiences, religious
and popular institutional settings and practices of punishment. It encompasses both the victim's presence as an image or performed event of pain and the conundrum of the look - the transmitted 'pain' experienced by the watching audience.
Manchester University Press, 9781784995164, 328pp.
Publication Date: July 19, 2017