Sensual Relations: Engaging the Senses in Culture and Social Theory

Sensual Relations: Engaging the Senses in Culture and Social Theory

by David Howes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0472068466

ISBN-13: 9780472068463

Pub. Date: 10/21/2003

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


With audacious dexterity, David Howes weaves together topics ranging from love and beauty magic in Papua New Guinea to nasal repression in Freudian psychology and from the erasure and recovery of the senses in contemporary ethnography to the specter of the body in Marx. Through this eclectic and penetrating exploration of the relationship between sensory

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With audacious dexterity, David Howes weaves together topics ranging from love and beauty magic in Papua New Guinea to nasal repression in Freudian psychology and from the erasure and recovery of the senses in contemporary ethnography to the specter of the body in Marx. Through this eclectic and penetrating exploration of the relationship between sensory experience and cultural expression, Sensual Relations contests the conventional exclusion of sensuality from intellectual inquiry and reclaims sensation as a fundamental domain of social theory.
David Howes is Professor of Anthropology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

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ISBN-13:
9780472068463
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
10/21/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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