Empire of the Senses The Sensual Culture Reader

ISBN-10: 185973863X
ISBN-13: 9781859738634
Edition: 2005
Authors: David Howes
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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 2/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

This volume places sensory experience at the forefront of cultural analysis. It charts the new terrains opened up by the sensual revolution in scholarship as it takes the reader into the sensory worlds of the medieval witch and the postmodern mall, a Japanese tea ceremony and a Boston shelter for the homeless.

General Introduction Empires of the Senses
The Prescience of the Senses "Culture Tunes Our Neurons"
"The Mind's Eye: What the Blind See"
"Inside the Five Sense Sensorium"
The Shifting Sensorium Historicizing Perception
"Remembering the Senses"
"The Witch's Senses: Sensory Ideologies and Transgressive Femininities from the Renaissance to Modernity"
"The Senses Divided: Organs, Objects, and Media in Early Modern England"
"The Death of the Sensuous Chemist: The 'New' Chemistry and the Transformation of Sensuous Technology"
"Charting the Cultural History of the Senses"
Sensescapes Sensation in Cultural Context
"McLuhan in the Rainforest: The Sensory Worlds of Oral Cultures"
"Consciousness as 'Feeling in the Body': A West African Theory of Embodiment, Emotion and the Making of Mind
"Places Sensed, Senses Placed: Towards a Sensuous Epistemology of Space"
"The Tea Ceremony: A Symbolic Analysis"
"Engaging the Spirits of Modernity: Temiar Songs of a Changing World
"Home Cooking: Filipino Women and Geographies of the Senses in Hong Kong"
The Aestheticization of Everyday Life Aestheticization Takes Command
"A Tonic of Wildness: Sensuousness in Henry David Thoreau"
"Volatile Effects: Olfactory Dimensions of Art and Architecture"
"Hyperaesthesia, or, The Sensual Logic of Late Capitalism"
"Under the Jaguar Sun"
"Michel Serres' Five Senses"
"Darwin's Disgust"
The Derangement of the Senses The Senses Disordered
"Strindberg's 'Deranged Sensations'"
"Movement, Stillness: On the Sensory World of a Shelter for the 'Homeless Mentally Ill'"
"Dystoposthesia: Emplacing Environmental Sensitivities"
Sensory Bibliography Forming Perceptions 50 Ways to Come to Your Senses

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