Karmen Mackendrick

in Word Made Skin

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780823224067
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235902 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses fold. As words touch the skin, bodies too enfold language. Fold is a figure of desire. Language and flesh are mutually implicated, folded up together as well. The chapter discusses that both may be theorized in the figure of the fold. In looking at body and language in terms of the fold, four attributes emerge as being of particular importance: exploration, articulation, enwrapping, and repetition.

Keywords: fold; touch; body and language; exploration; articulation; enwrapping; repetition

Chapter.  9532 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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