Twins: Superstitions and Marvels, Fantasies and Experiments William Viney

Twins: Superstitions and Marvels, Fantasies and Experiments

Author: William Viney
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Book Title
Twins: Superstitions and Marvels, Fantasies and Experiments
Author
William Viney
ISBN
9781789144086
Human twins have many meanings and different histories. They have been seen as gods and monsters, signs of danger, death, and sexual deviance. They are taken as objects of wonder and violent repression, the subjects of scientific experiment. Now millions are born through fertility technologies. Their history is often buried in philosophies and medical theories, religious and scientific practices, and countless stories of devotion and tragedy. In this history of superstitions and marvels, fantasies and experiments, William Viney--himself a twin--shows how the use and abuse of twins has helped to shape the world in which we live. This book has been written not just for twins, but for anyone interested in their historical, global, and political impact.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: William VineyPublisher: Reaktion BooksPublished: 05/05/2021ISBN: 9781789144086Pages: 248Weight: 1.15lbsSize: 9.30h x 6.30w x 1.10d
Human twins have many meanings and different histories. They have been seen as gods and monsters, signs of danger, death, and sexual deviance. They are taken as objects of wonder and violent repression, the subjects of scientific experiment. Now millions are born through fertility technologies. Their history is often buried in philosophies and medical theories, religious and scientific practices, and countless stories of devotion and tragedy. In this history of superstitions and marvels, fantasies and experiments, William Viney--himself a twin--shows how the use and abuse of twins has helped to shape the world in which we live. This book has been written not just for twins, but for anyone interested in their historical, global, and political impact.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: William Viney
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Published: 05/05/2021
ISBN: 9781789144086
Pages: 248
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.30w x 1.10d
Human twins have many meanings and different histories. They have been seen as gods and monsters, signs of danger, death, and sexual deviance. They are taken as objects of wonder and violent repression, the subjects of scientific experiment. Now millions are born through fertility technologies. Their history is often buried in philosophies and medical theories, religious and scientific practices, and countless stories of devotion and tragedy. In this history of superstitions and marvels, fantasies and experiments, William Viney--himself a twin--shows how the use and abuse of twins has helped to shape the world in which we live. This book has been written not just for twins, but for anyone interested in their historical, global, and political impact.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: William Viney
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Published: 05/05/2021
ISBN: 9781789144086
Pages: 248
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.30w x 1.10d