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"Unverlöschliche Merkmale menschlichen Willens" : Heinrich Wuttke und die Geburt der Schrift aus dem Geist der Tätowierung

versione breve In 1872, Heinrich Wuttke publishes a History of Writing in which he presents tattooing as the earliest human practice of writing. Wuttke’s reasoning, grounded in the signs’ endurance “for life” as they are applied to the body as “inextinguishable marks of human will,” contradicts the physical fragility of the human body as well as the sources he actually quotes from. His argument fits into the larger context of a debate about the connection between the human body and the sign system of written language, which attributes special significance to the tattoo within a cultural poetology of modern Western society.
   
tipo Journal paper
   
parole chiave
   
lingua Deutsch
kind of paper journal article
data di apparenza 21-10-2010
giornale Monatshefte
Editore University of Wisconsin Press (Wisconsin)
ISSN 0026-9271
ISSN (online) 1934-2810
edizione del giornale 102
numero del giornale 3
pagine 340-359
review not review
   
citation Landfester, U. (2010). "Unverlöschliche Merkmale menschlichen Willens": Heinrich Wuttke und die Geburt der Schrift aus dem Geist der Tätowierung. Monatshefte, 102(3), 340-359.