Senses

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Regina Bendix, Donald Brenneis
LIT Verlag Münster, 2005 - Social Science - 151 pages
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The essays in this volume present deeply contextualized cases of sensory experience.They link senses to each other and to event, sentiment, emplacement, identity, and the ongoing shaping of social life. In doing so, they make a strong joint case for the importance of taking the senses seriously, not in isolation but as integral elements of culture and interaction. (Donald Brenneis)

Regina Bendix is a researcher at the University of Goettingen (Germany). Donald Brenneis is a researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

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Ear to Ear Nose to Nose Skin to SkinThe Senses in Comparative Ethnographic Perspective
3
Encountering the World in Hunting
15
Walking over Scotlands Mountains
27
Making Identities Through Sensory Experience in Ecuador
43
Cultural Synaesthesia in the Western Desert
61
Acute Pain Infliction as Therapy
78
Preliminary Steps towards an Anthropology of Olfaction
97
Representing Perception in Ordinary Conversation
124
Sense Sentiment and Sociality
142
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