Life of the Senses (BOK)

Fran�ois Laplantine

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Both a vital theoretical work and a fine illustration of the principles and practice of sensory ethnography, this much anticipated translation is destined to figure as a major catalyst in the expanding field of sensory studies. Drawing on his own fieldwork in Brazil and Japan and a wide range of philosophical, literary and cinematic sources, the author outlines his vision for a 'modal anthropology'. Fran ois Laplantine challenges the primacy accorded to 'sign' and 'structure' in conventional social science research, and redirects attention to the tonalities and rhythmic intensities of different ways of living. Arguing that meaning, sensation and sociality cannot be considered separately, he calls for a "politics of the sensible" and a complete reorientation of our habitual ways of understanding reality. The book also features an introduction to the sensory and social thought of Fran ois Laplantine and the Sensory Studies series by series editor David Howes.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2015 Forfatter Fran�ois Laplantine
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781472531964
Antall sider 176 Dimensjoner 15,8cm x 23,4cm x 1cm
Vekt 276 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd