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Twins By William Viney

Twins by William Viney

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The superstitions, marvels, fantasies and experiments of twins.

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Twins: Superstitions and Marvels, Fantasies and Experiments by William Viney

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 for twins and for anyone interested in their historical, global and political impact.

About William Viney

William Viney is a researcher in the Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London. His writing has appeared in Cabinet, Critical Quarterly, frieze and the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of Waste: A Philosophy of Things (2014).

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GOR011372655
9781789144086
1789144086
Twins: Superstitions and Marvels, Fantasies and Experiments by William Viney
Used - Like New
Hardback
Reaktion Books
20210412
248
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