Sacred Hearts

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:
Sacred Hearts

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This chapter discusses the sacred heart, an extraordinarily popular Catholic devotional image with an intriguing set of devotees—medieval mystics, sweet old ladies, and tattooed punks—in light of theoretical work of Foucault on the idea of inscribed bodies, of the cut.

Keywords: sacred heart; Catholic devotional image; medieval mystics; theoretical work; Foucault; cut

Chapter.  8752 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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