The Resource The Senses still : perception and memory as material culture in modernity, edited by C. Nadia Seremetakis

The Senses still : perception and memory as material culture in modernity, edited by C. Nadia Seremetakis

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The Senses still : perception and memory as material culture in modernity
Title
The Senses still
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perception and memory as material culture in modernity
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edited by C. Nadia Seremetakis
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eng
Summary
How can culture and experience be conceptualized when theorists drag social meaning back and forth between institutions, objects, or acts, as if the dense communication between persons and things were only a quick exchange between surfaces? This volume challenges mentalist approaches to material culture through the historical and ethnographic analyses of sensory memory. The sensory landscape and its meaning-endowed objects bear within them emotional and historical sedimentation that pose crucial questions: What cultural practices enable the sensory-affective experience of history? How does the history of perception speak to the perception of history? The editor, in her four essays, discusses sensory memory as a cultural form not limited to the psychic apparatus of a monadic, pre-cultural, and ahistorical subject but embedded and embodied in a dispersed surround of created things, surfaces, depths, and densities that are stratigraphic sites of sensory biography and history. The volume demonstrates that any ethnographic discussion of the senses involves a priori claims about modernity. Thus the senses are explored in contemporary political and racial violence, exchange practices, the emotions, national identity, food-ways, spatial organization, leisure activity, and the electronic media. Well-known authors examine personal and social investments in objects and substances as the tip of a submerged collective language of materiality that firmly grasps the mutable structure of contemporary experience. Social memory is treated as a meta-sensory organ and shown to be a culturally mediated performance that is activated by material acts and emotionally tangible artifacts
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DLC
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN406
LC item number
.S46 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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Seremetakis, C. Nadia
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  • Material culture
  • Senses and sensation
  • Memory
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Culture matérielle
  • Ethnopsychologie
  • Geheugen
  • Materiële cultuur
  • Mémoire
  • Sens et sensations
  • Simplification (Psychologie)
  • Zintuigen
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Material culture
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Memory
  • Senses and sensation
  • Materiële cultuur
  • Zintuigen
  • Geheugen
  • Alltagskultur
  • Ethnopsychologie
  • Gedächtnis
  • Kulturpsychologie
  • Sachkultur
  • Wahrnehmung
  • Culture matérielle
  • Sens et sensations
  • Mémoire
  • Simplification (Psychologie)
  • Ethnopsychologie
  • Sachkultur
  • Völkerpsychologie
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Wahrnehmung
  • Gedächtnis
  • Kulturpsychologie
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The Senses still : perception and memory as material culture in modernity, edited by C. Nadia Seremetakis
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Includes bibliographical references
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Contents
Prologue, C. Nadia Seremetakis -- 1. The memory of the senses, Part I: Marks of the transitory, C. Nadia Seremetakis -- 2. Intersection: Benjamin, Bloch, Braudel, Beyond, C. Nadia Seremetakis -- 3. The memory of the senses, Part II: Still acts, C. Nadia Seremetakis -- 4. The cinema screen as prosthesis of perception: A historical account, Susan Buck-Morss -- 5. On the move: The struggle for the body in Sweden in the 1930s, Jonas Frykman -- 6. From Desert Storm to Rodney King via ex- Yugoslavia: On cultural anaesthesia, Allen Feldman -- 7. "Conscious" Ain't consciousness: Entering the "Museum of Sensory Absence," Paul Stoller -- 8. Implications, C. Nadia Seremetakis -- About the Book and Editor -- About the Contributors
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 149 pages
Isbn
9780813320786
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(alk. paper)
Lccn
93047320
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)29565732
  • (OCoLC)ocm29565732
Label
The Senses still : perception and memory as material culture in modernity, edited by C. Nadia Seremetakis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue, C. Nadia Seremetakis -- 1. The memory of the senses, Part I: Marks of the transitory, C. Nadia Seremetakis -- 2. Intersection: Benjamin, Bloch, Braudel, Beyond, C. Nadia Seremetakis -- 3. The memory of the senses, Part II: Still acts, C. Nadia Seremetakis -- 4. The cinema screen as prosthesis of perception: A historical account, Susan Buck-Morss -- 5. On the move: The struggle for the body in Sweden in the 1930s, Jonas Frykman -- 6. From Desert Storm to Rodney King via ex- Yugoslavia: On cultural anaesthesia, Allen Feldman -- 7. "Conscious" Ain't consciousness: Entering the "Museum of Sensory Absence," Paul Stoller -- 8. Implications, C. Nadia Seremetakis -- About the Book and Editor -- About the Contributors
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 149 pages
Isbn
9780813320786
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93047320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29565732
  • (OCoLC)ocm29565732

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