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

Ways of sensing : understanding the senses in society, David Howes, 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, Constance Classen
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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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1957-
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Howes, David
Dewey number
152.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF233
LC item number
.H65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Classen, Constance
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  • Senses and sensation
  • Senses and sensation
  • Human body
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Ways of sensing : understanding the senses in society, David Howes, Constance Classen
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource (pages cm.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317929482
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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11336161
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(NhCcYBP)11336161
Label
Ways of sensing : understanding the senses in society, David Howes, Constance Classen
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317929482
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11336161
System control number
(NhCcYBP)11336161

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