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Natan: Of man, machine and beast

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This article analyses the gestural language of the hands in Natan, as seen particularly in relation to the opening of the kebab packet and to Natan's final stroking of the dog. These events articulate a contrasting rhetoric of the body and also two very different ways of understanding relationships.

Keywords: Natan; dog; efficiency; hands; machine; nature

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Purdue University

Publication date: August 9, 2012

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