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Face in Trouble – From Physiognomics to Facebook

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Edited By Olga Szmidt and Katarzyna Trzeciak

This book analyzes unobvious relations between historical definitions of the face and its contemporary usage in popular culture and social media, like Facebook or Instagram. Bringing together a wide range of methodologies, it includes essays from manifold disciplines of the humanities such as philosophy, literary and art criticism, media and television studies, game studies, sociology and anthropology. The authors focus on both metaphorical and material meanings of the face. They grapple with crucial questions about modernity, modern and postmodern subjectivity, as well as with origins of certain linguistic terms and popular, colloquial phrases based on the concept of the face.

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Introduction

About the Contributors

Przemysław Tacik

De-facing philosophy: Negativity, the government of ethics and the concept of the ethical

Mathieu Corteel

Face 2.0. A philosophical approach to Facebook’s semiotic facialization

Anna Rowińska

The physiognomic lie of hysteria

Ewelina Drzewiecka

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