Utter Silence: Voicing the Unspeakable

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Alice Mills, Jeremy Smith
Peter Lang, 2001 - Social Science - 264 pages
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"Utter Silence" explores the shifting boundaries of the unspeakable in twentieth-century Western culture. The contributors probe such taboos as the Holocaust, Marx' legacy, bulimia, and tuberculosis in the context of literature and the picture story book, TV and film, social knowledge, and political science. Charting the unspeakable across disciplines, the contributors give voice to its fear, horror, and joy.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Must We Cease to Speak of Marx? The Utopian Imaginary
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Taboos in Japan
31
Copyright

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The Editors: Alice Mills is Senior Lecturer in literature and children’s literature at the University of Ballarat, Australia. She received her M.Litt. from the University of Cambridge. Mills is widely published in the fields of fantasy and children’s literature and edited <I>Seriously Weird: Papers on the Grotesque (Lang, 2000).<BR> Jeremy Smith teaches and researches in the social sciences at the University of Ballarat, Australia. He has a Ph.D. in historical sociology from the University of Melbourne. Dr. Smith has published numerous articles on Japan, the Americas, and civilizations analysis.

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