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The Resource Ways of sensing : understanding the senses in society, David Howes and Constance Classen

Ways of sensing : understanding the senses in society, David Howes and Constance Classen

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Ways of sensing : understanding the senses in society
Title
Ways of sensing
Title remainder
understanding the senses in society
Statement of responsibility
David Howes and Constance Classen
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ways of Sensing is a stimulating exploration of the cultural, historical and political dimensions of the world of the senses. The book spans a wide range of settings and makes comparisons between different cultures and epochs, revealing the power and diversity of sensory expressions across time and space. The chapters reflect on topics such as the tactile appeal of medieval art, the healing power of Navajo sand paintings, the aesthetic blight of the modern hospital, the role of the senses in the courtroom, and the branding of sensations in the marketplace. Howes and Classen consider how political issues such as nationalism, gender equality and the treatment of minority groups are shaped by sensory practices and metaphors. They also reveal how the phenomenon of synaesthesia, or mingling of the senses, can be seen as not simply a neurological condition but a vital cultural mode of creating social and cosmic interconnections. Written by leading scholars in the field, Ways of Sensing provides readers with a valuable and engaging introduction to the life of the senses in society"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
152.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BF233
LC item number
.H65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ways of sensing : understanding the senses in society, David Howes and Constance Classen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780415697149
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013024488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn806017329
Label
Ways of sensing : understanding the senses in society, David Howes and Constance Classen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780415697149
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013024488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn806017329

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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