9781845200596-1845200594-The Book of Touch (Sensory Formations)

The Book of Touch (Sensory Formations)

ISBN-13: 9781845200596
ISBN-10: 1845200594
Edition: 1
Author: Constance Classen
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 476 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781845200596
ISBN-10: 1845200594
Edition: 1
Author: Constance Classen
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 476 pages

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Acknowledged author Constance Classen wrote The Book of Touch (Sensory Formations) comprising 476 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1845200594 and 9781845200596. Since then The Book of Touch (Sensory Formations) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book puts a finger on the nerve of culture by delving into the social life of touch, our most elusive yet most vital sense. From 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.

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