BeschreibungFrom the tortures of the Inquisition to the corporeal comforts of modernity and from the tactile therapies of Asian medicine to the virtual tactility of cyberspace, "The Book of Touch" offers excursions into a sensory territory both foreign and familiar. How are masculine and feminine identities shaped by touch? What are the tactile experiences of the blind, or the autistic? How is touch developed differently across cultures? What are the boundaries of pain and pleasure? Is there a politics of touch? Bringing together classic writings and new work, this is an essential guide for anyone interested in the body, the senses and the experiential world.
InhaltsverzeichnisFINAL "Fingerprints: Writing About Touch" Constance Classen, Concordia University I. Contact Contact Constance Classen, Concordia University Tactile Communication Ruth Finnegan, Open University The Social Skin: Culture and Tactility David Howes, Concordia University Handling Children: To Touch or Not to Touch? Anthony Synnott, Concordia University The American Touch: Tactile Imagery in American Religion and Politics' David Chidester, University of Cape Town, South Africa II. Pleasure Pleasure Constance Classen, Concordia University The Pleasures of Touch Yi Fu Tuan Homely Pleasures: The Pursuit of Comfort in the Eighteenth Century' John E. Crowley, Dalhousie University, Canada Bourgeois Love: Mabel Loomis Todd Peter Gay Desiring Touch in Sartre and Beavoir Penelope Deutscher, Northwestern University, USA III. Pain Pain Constance Classen, Concordia University The Language of Pain in India Judy Pugh, Michigan State University The Tortures of the Inquisition and the Invention of Modern Guilt Ariel Glucklich, Georgetown University, USA Sex, Pain and the Marquis de Sade David B. Morris, University of Virginia Primate Experiments: Harry Harlow and the Technology of Love Donna Harraway, University of California at Santa Cruz V. Male Bonding Male Bonding Constance Classen, University of Concordia The Men's House: Touching and Wrestling Among Mehinaku Men Thomas Gregor, Vanderbilt University, USA The Imperial Touch: Schooling Male Bodies in Colonial India 'Part I' - E.D. Tyndale-Biscoe, 'Part II' - Satadru Sen, Washington University, USA Sexuality and the Drill: The Body Reconstructed in the Military Academy Klaus Theweleit, Freiburg University, Germany The Dying Kiss: Intimacy and Gender in the Trenches of World War I Santanu Das, Cambridge University IV. Women's Touch Women's Touch Constance Classen, Concordia University Nu Shu: Female Writing in China Wang Ping, Macalester College, USA Sarak's Crisis: Childbirth and Weaning Among the Inuit Jean Briggs, Memorial University of Newfoundland Feminine Tactics: Designing Women in the Eighteenth Century Constance Classen, Concordia University Lacemaker and Laundress: Working Women in Early-Twentieth-Century Paris Madeleine Henrey VI. Control Control Constance Classen, Concordia University On Medieval Manners Norbert Elias Touch in the Museum Constance Classen, Concordia University Bourgeois Perception: The Gaze and the Contaminating Touch Peter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania and Allon White In a Victorian Prison: Privations of the Flesh Philip Priestly VII. Uncommon Touch Uncommon Touch Constance Classen, Concordia University Phantom Touch in "The Case of George Dedlow" S. Weir Mitchell Autistic Touch and the Squeeze Machine Temple Grandin Rainfall and the Blind Body John Hull Tactilism F.T. Marinetti Visceral Perception Drew Leder, Layola College in Maryland, USA VIII. Touch Therapies Touch Therapies Constance Classen, Concordia University Magical Healing: The King's Touch Keith Thomas A Touch of Danger: The Bedside Manners of the Eighteenth-Century Physician Roy Porter Ayurvedic Medicine and the History of Massage S.V. Govindan Breathing Spaces: Quijong and Healing Nancy Chen, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA The Golden Age of Electrotherapy Carolyn Thomas de la Pena, University of California at Davis, USA VII. Tactile Technologies Tactile Technologies Constance Classen, Concordia University Modernist Fictions of Speed Sara Danius, Uppsala University, Sweden "Make it Snuggle in the Palm": The Commodification of Touch Roy Sheldon and Egmont Arens Grasping the Image: How Photographs are Handled Elizabeth Edwards, Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, University of Oxford Digital Touch Mark Paterson, University of the West of England Spacemaking: Experiences of a Virtual Body Susan Kozel, Simon Fraser University, Canada No affiliation: no institution, retired or deceased
PortraitConstance Classen is the author of Worlds of Sense: Exploring the Senses in History and Across Cultures, and The Color of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination, among other works.
Pressestimmen'This encyclopaedic collection of writings on touch places the subject at the very centre of culture, sociality and technology. A valuable resource which should interest all of those seeking to embody our understanding of human experience, action and society.' Chris Shilling, University of Portsmouth'The Book of Touch provides a fulfilling and imaginative traversal of the many landscapes of touch. Constance Classen's deft introductions provide both context for, and commentary on, a constellation of texts - academic and literary, historical and contemporary - whose appearance makes a major contribution to the burgeoning study of the senses.'Tim Barringer, Yale University'Get your hands on The Book of Touch. Constance Classen has put together a wonderfully varied anthology on the cultural formations of tactility across vast expanses of time and place. Standing as a sourcebook on everything from kissing to healing to wrestling to scratching, it is without rival.' Leigh E.
Untertitel: 'Sensory Formations'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BERG PUBL INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2005
Seitenanzahl: 461 Seiten