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Book of Touch

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ISBN-10: 1845200594

ISBN-13: 9781845200596

Edition: 2005

Authors: Constance Classen, David Howes

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From the Inquisition's tortures to the comforts of modernity, and from Asian medicine's tactile therapies to the virtual tactility of cyberspace, this book offers excursion into sensory territory both foreign and familiar.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Fingerprints: Writing About Touch
Contact
Contact
Handshakes
Tactile Communication
The Social Kiss
Skinscapes: Embodiment, Culture and Environment
Touch in the Classroom
Handling Children: To Touch or Not to Touch?
The Quiet Flow of Touch
The American Touch: Tactile Imagery in American Religion and Politics
Pleasure
Pleasure
I Want to Hold Your Hand
The Pleasures of Touch
Thermal Delight
Homely Pleasures: The Pursuit of Comfort in the Eighteenth Century
Scratching Where It Itches
Bourgeois Love: Mabel Loomis Todd
The Caress
Desiring Touch in Sartre and Beauvoir
The Touch of God
Pain
Pain
Speaking of Pain
The Language of Pain in India
Headaches
The Tortures of the Inquisition and the Invention of Modern Guilt
Stoicism
Primate Experiments: Harry Harlow and the Technology of Love
The Pangs of Rejection
Sex, Pain and the Marquis de Sade
Male Bonding
Male Bonding
"Threads of Manly Friendship"
The Men's House: Touching and Wrestling among Mehinaku Men
Handymen
The Imperial Touch: Schooling Male Bodies in Colonial India, Part I
The Imperial Touch: Schooling Male Bodies in Colonial India, Part II
School of Hard Knocks
Sexuality and the Drill: The Body Reconstructed in the Military Academy
Warrior Love
The Dying Kiss: Intimacy and Gender in the Trenches of the First World War
A Hard Man is Good to Find
Women's Touch
Women's Touch
Women's Work
Saarak's Crisis: Childbirth and Weaning in an Inuit Community
Binding Women in China
Nu Shu: Female Writing in China
Feminine Tactics: Crafting an Alternative Aesthetics in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Throwing Like a Girl
Seamstress and Marketwoman: Working Women in Early Twentieth-century Paris
The Mosaic Makers
Warrior Women
Control
Control
When Can a Man Touch a Woman?
On Medieval Manners
Don't Touch the Art!
Touch in the Museum
Hands Off!
Spouse Beating
Bourgeois Perception: The Gaze and the Contaminating Touch
Untouchable
In a Victorian Prison: Privations of the Flesh
Security Crises
Uncommon Touch
Uncommon Touch
Fire in the Mind
Phantom Touch in "The Case of George Dedlow"
Still Life
Autism and "The Squeeze Machine"
Pure Touch
Rainfall and the Blind Body
Balancing Acts
Tactilism
What's Going On In There?
Visceral Perception
Nightmare Touch
Tactile Therapies
Tactile Therapies
Dr Touch
Magical Healing: The King's Touch
Sweat Baths
Ayurvedic Medicine and the History of Massage
Breathing Spaces: Qigong and Healing
The Healing Paw
A Touch of Danger: The Bedside Manners of the Eighteenth-century Physician
Domesticating Madwomen
The Golden Age of Electrotherapy
The Immune System
Touch and Technology
Touch and Technology
The Mechanized Body
Polishing Your Heart: Artisans and Machines in Japan
Modernist Fictions of Speed
Nerve Endings
Grasping the Image: How Photographs are Handled
"Make it Snuggle in the Palm:" The Commodification of Touch
The Body Retouched
Digital Touch
Weaving a New World
Spacemaking: Experiences of a Virtual Body
Virtual Touch
Copyright Acknowledgments